2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Prostate Cancer and Race: Role of treatment options in the disproportionately high mortality rate of African-American males
Chizoba V. Ifeorah
Dr. Roberta Donahue, Faculty Mentor

This study examined potential contributing factors to the significant health disparity in both the incidence rate and mortality rate of African-Americans from prostate cancer compared to other races. Research has shown that black men are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer as white males. The purpose of this project was to supplement previous scholarly research on prostate cancer and race and to investigate the possible relationship between the high mortality rate of black men from prostate cancer and types of treatment options available to them.

Keywords: Contributing Factors, African Americans, supplement, investigate, relationship, treatment options, available, examined

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 53-4
Location: VH 1000
Time: 3:30 pm

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