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Hard-to-Treat Uterine Corpus Cancers On the Rise
eMediNexus,  27 May 2019
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Among all U.S. women, rates of more aggressive non-endometrioid cancer subtypes have been rising rapidly. And trends show marked racial differences and disparities, with higher rates of uterine corpus subtypes and poorer survival among non-Hispanic black women, reported a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

The analysis, conducted by Megan A. Clarke, PhD, and associates from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland, found that hysterectomy-corrected uterine cancer incidence rates increased by approximately 1% per year from 2003 to 2015, with the most rapid increases occurring in non-white women, including Hispanic, Asian, and especially black women. The study used data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to calculate rates of uterine corpus cancers in women ages 30 to 79 overall and by histologic subtype, 5-year age groups, and geographic region.

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