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Dr. Roshan Bastani comments on racial disparities in some types of cancer

Dr. Roshan Bastani was interviewed by CBS News about the variety of contributing factors that could lead to different cancer outcomes
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Cancer disparities today are due to a variety of factors, said Dr. Roshan Bastani, director of Cancer Disparities Research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

"It's a combination perhaps of some genetics, risk factors such as nutrition and physical activity, and also less access to state-of-the-art early detection and treatment," Bastani told CBS News, pointing out that white women are more likely to get breast cancer but black women are more likely to die from breast cancer. The study notes that black women have higher rates of obesity, which may increase their risk of many health problems, including cancer.

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