Increasing rates of surgical treatment and preventing comorbidities may increase breast cancer survival for Aboriginal women
Rajah Supramaniam, Alison Gibberd, Anthony Dillon, David Eamon Goldsbury, Dianne L O'Connell
BMC CANCER | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: Lower breast cancer survival has been reported for Australian Aboriginal women compared to non-Aboriginal women, however the reasons for this disparity have not been fully explored. We compared the surgical treatment and survival of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women diagnosed with breast cancer in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. METHODS: We analysed NSW cancer registry records of breast cancers diagnosed in 2001-2007, linked to hospital inpatient episodes and deaths. We used unconditional logistic regression to compare the odds of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women receiving surgical treatment. Breast cancer-specific survival was examined using cumulative mortality curves an..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Health Services
The Aboriginal Patterns of Cancer Care Project (APOCC) was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Health Services Research grant (Application Ref: 440202).