Largest, most diverse ever study of prostate cancer genetics brings disparities into focus

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Largest, most diverse ever study of prostate cancer genetics brings disparities into focus

Some racial and ethnic groups suffer relatively more often, and fare worse, from common ailments compared to others. Prostate cancer is one disease where such health disparities occur: risk for the disease is about 75 percent higher, and prostate cancer is more than twice as deadly, in Blacks compared to whites. Yet whites are often overrepresented as research participants, making these differences difficult to understand and, ultimately, address.

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