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JAMA Network Reader iPad & iPhone medical app review

JAMA Network Reader iPad & iPhone medical app review | medical | Scoop.it

The JAMA Network Reader (JN Reader) web app provides access to JAMA and the remaining 9 contemporary journals within the JAMA network.

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Delay in Surgical Treatment and Survival After Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Young Women by Race/EthnicityBreast Cancer Treatment Delay in Young Women-JAMA

Delay in Surgical Treatment and Survival After Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Young Women by Race/EthnicityBreast Cancer Treatment Delay in Young Women-JAMA | medical | Scoop.it

"Importance  Breast cancer in women between the ages of 15 and 39 years (adolescents and young adults [AYAs]) constitutes 5% to 6% of all breast cancer cases in the United States. Breast cancer in AYA women has a worse prognosis than in older women. Five-year survival rates are lowest for AYA women, and only a few studies have examined the impact of delay in treatment, race/ethnicity, and other socioeconomic factors on survival in AYA women.

Objective  To examine the impact of treatment delay time (TDT), race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, insurance status, cancer stage, and age on the survival from breast cancer among AYA women."



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Susan Zager's curator insight, April 26, 2013 10:53 AM

Here is the abstract relating to young adults getting treatment for breast cancer and treatment delays for African American women.


"Conclusions and Relevance  Young women with breast cancer with a longer TDT have significantly decreased survival time compared with those with a shorter TDT. This adverse impact on survival was more pronounced in African American women, those with public or no insurance, and those with low SES."