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Metasynthesis on Breast Cancer Racial Disparity: Genetics and Socioeconomic Perspective

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April 2020

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African American women have low breast cancer incidence rates. However, they have higher mortality rates than Caucasian women. The purpose of this evidence-based review is to examine peer-reviewed articles written within the past five years that address the genetic and social-economic aspects of this disparity. My study found major socio-economic and social determinants of health barriers to breast cancer treatment, including financial burdens and physician mistrust. Furthermore, multiple studies demonstrated a correlation between specific genetic markers and breast cancer disparity. The breast cancer disparity is a multifaceted issue and further research is needed on the socioeconomic barriers in seeking breast cancer treatment.

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Metasynthesis on Breast Cancer Racial Disparity: Genetics and Socioeconomic Perspective

African American women have low breast cancer incidence rates. However, they have higher mortality rates than Caucasian women. The purpose of this evidence-based review is to examine peer-reviewed articles written within the past five years that address the genetic and social-economic aspects of this disparity. My study found major socio-economic and social determinants of health barriers to breast cancer treatment, including financial burdens and physician mistrust. Furthermore, multiple studies demonstrated a correlation between specific genetic markers and breast cancer disparity. The breast cancer disparity is a multifaceted issue and further research is needed on the socioeconomic barriers in seeking breast cancer treatment.