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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Percac-Lima S, Ashburner JM, Bond B
Decreasing disparities in breast cancer screening in refugee women using culturally tailored patient navigation.
The goal of this research was to evaluate whether a patient navigator (PN) program for refugee women decreases disparities in breast cancer screening. Results showed that linguistically and culturally tailored PN decreased disparities over time in breast cancer screening among female refugees from Somalia, the Middle East, and Bosnia.
Citation: Percac-Lima S, Ashburner JM, Bond B . Decreasing disparities in breast cancer screening in refugee women using culturally tailored patient navigation. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Nov;28(11):1463-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-013-2491-4.
Keywords: Cancer: Breast Cancer, Cultural Competence, Disparities, Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Screening
Nurgalieva ZZ, Franzini L, Morgan RO
Utilization of lymph node dissection, race/ethnicity, and breast cancer outcomes.
This study reports on the impact of nodal surgery utilization on survival among white, African American, Hispanic, and Asian women in a large population of women with breast cancer. It found that the disparities in survival among African American and Hispanic women with breast cancer are not explained by nodal surgery utilization among women with micrometastasis and macrometastasis in sentinel lymph nodes.
Citation: Nurgalieva ZZ, Franzini L, Morgan RO . Utilization of lymph node dissection, race/ethnicity, and breast cancer outcomes. Am J Manag Care 2013 Oct;19(10):805-10..
Keywords: Cancer: Breast Cancer, Comparative Effectiveness, Disparities, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Racial / Ethnic Minorities