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TitleMinorities and Cancer [electronic resource] / edited by Lovell A. Jones
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1989
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3630-6
Descript XVII, 334 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Minorities and Cancer broadly surveys the problem of cancer in minority communities. Leading epidemiologists discuss cancer incidence and mortality in minority populations, including black Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and Asian Americans. Major sections review cancer prevention and detection programs available to the private practice physician and the community, research findings on cancer in minority groups, and cancer treatment. The final chapters summarize the problem and its possible solutions as perceived by leaders at the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, the Office of Minority Health Affairs of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Meharry Medical College, a leading minority medical school in the United States


CONTENT

Section 1 Cancer Incidence in Minority Populations -- to Section 1 -- 1. Cancer Incidence and Mortality Differences of Black and White Americans: A Role for Biomarkers -- 2. Specific Cancers Affecting Hispanics in the United States -- 3. Cancer Incidence Among Asian-Americans -- 4. The Heterogeneity of Cancer in Native American Populations -- Section 2 Prevention and Detection Programs: National and Regional Efforts -- to Section 2 -- 5. The Cancer Information Service -- 6. Cancer Prevention and Control -- 7. Nutrition and Cancer Risk: Assessment and Prevention Program Strategies for Black Americans -- 8. Cancer Control and the Community Oncology Programs: Minority Participation in the National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Network -- Section 3 Prevention and Detection Programs: Community-Based Efforts -- to Section 3 -- 9. Cancer Education Programs -- 10. Community-Based Cancer Education -- 11. Cancer Prevention (Smoking) in the Black Population: A Community Research/Intervention Model -- 12. Smoking and Smoking-Related Cancers Among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans -- 13. The Targeting of Minority Groups by the Tobacco Industry -- Section 4 Cancer Research -- to Section 4 -- 14. Hormone Receptors, Tumor Differentiation, and Breast Cancer in Black Americans -- 15. Cancer of the Corpus Uteri in Black Women -- 16. Cancer of the Cervix in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas -- 17. The Heterogeneity of Prostate Cancer: Implications for Research -- 18. Head and Neck Cancer in Minority Populations -- 19. Lung Cancer in Black Populations of the United States: Overview and Update -- 20. Childhood Cancer in Minorities -- Section 5 Treatment -- to Section 5 -- 21. Chemotherapy for Minorities and the Drug Development Process -- 22. Use of Radiation Therapy in Treatment of Malignant Tumors -- 23. Surgery and Patient Support Services -- Section 6 Support Resources and Provider Roles -- to Section 6 -- 24. The Role of Primary Care Physicians in Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cancer in Minority Persons -- 25. The Influence of Ethnic Patient Values on Cancer Nursing -- 26. Social Service Programs for Cancer Patients -- 27. Home Health Care -- 28. Patient Education for Hispanic Cancer Patients -- Section 7 The Role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Government, and National Health Agencies -- to Section 7 -- 29. The Perspective of the Office of Minority Health -- 30. The Role of the National Cancer Institute -- 31. Cancer and the Disadvantagedโ{128}{148}A Crisis -- 32. The Role of Minority Academic Health Centers


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