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September 11th, 2014

Examining Reasons for Breast Cancer Disparities in African American Women in Duval County, FL

By OHDR Admin

Ames_Steven_C_12JL-13410831-Native FileSteven C. Ames, Ph.D.

Consultant, Hematology and Oncology
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida


Nationwide statistics report that Duval County (Greater Jacksonville, FL) has the highest breast cancer mortality for AA women in the state of Florida. Recent research by this team using the Florida Cancer Data System revealed that black race, residence in the urban core, and insurance status (Medicaid and uninsured) were associated with significantly poorer breast cancer outcomes. Interventions to ameliorate these disparities need to be county-wide, culturally appropriate and tailored to this specific population. In an effort to directly address these breast cancer disparities, we will first gather important information from focus groups in an effort to design appropriate interventions aimed at reducing breast cancer disparities.

Tags: African American women, breast cancer, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2014, project, Projects, Steven C. Ames Ph.D.



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Posted by @andreao, Mon, Jan 30 1:19pm

Is there a way to get a copy of the complete project? I am Nurse Practitioner student and would like to use the information for a reference for a paper for my Epidemiology course. Thanks!

Kris Schanilec

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Posted by @krisschanilec, Mon, Jan 30 7:38pm

Please contact Dr. Ames at and

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