Kelly Kenzik Talks Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Survivorship
Kelly Kenzik, MS, PhD
Kelly Kenzik, epidemiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, discusses racial disparities between African American and white women with breast cancer.
Kenzik found that the survival disparity between the two groups still persists in five- to seven-year follow-up. However, this is not true for all causes of death. Though more black women were dying from their primary cancer, the difference in mortality virtually disappears when controlling for pre-cancer conditions.