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  • Study links neighborhood factors, breast cancer rates in African-American women

    Racial disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and survival rates may have more to do with womens living environments than their races, suggests a new meta-analysis of recent research on the topic by, from left, graduate student Brandi Patrice Smith and professor Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, both in the department of food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois.

    Racial disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and survival rates may have more to do with women’s living environments than their races, suggests a new meta-analysis of recent research on the topic by, from left, graduate student Brandi Patrice Smith and professor Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, both in the department of food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s note: To contact Brandi Patrice Smith, call 662-299-7035; email brandis2@illinois.edu

    The paper “Urban neighborhood and residential factors associated with breast cancer in African-American women: A systematic review” is available online from Springer or from the News Bureau.