PowerPoint Presentation - Prostate Cancer Outcomes by Race &Treatment Site

¢More aggressive tumors
¢More advanced stage at diagnosis
¢Health insurance and access to care
¢Difference in screening-early detection
¢Differences in receiving optimal treatment
¢Socioeconomic status
¢Healthcare provider
So, Why AA has higher mortality than whites? Studies have suggested that these are some factors that might contributed to the disparity.  Comparing to Whites, African American men have more aggressive tumor, diagnosed at an advanced stage, more likely to be uninsured thus less access to adequate care, less likely to participate in screening, receive optimal treatment, and have low socioeconomic status.

But little is known regarding the role of healthcare provider played in this mortality differences.