KPCC discusses ovarian cancer care disparities found in UC Irvine study

May 10, 2012

IN THE NEWS: Public radio station KPCC-FM aired a segment addressing Dr. Robert Bristow's recent presentation about racial and economic disparities in ovarian cancer care:

Their study of 50,000 women with ovarian cancer found that race and income play a role in ovarian cancer survival, specifically that African American and poor women are less likely than white and affluent women to receive the top standard of treatment.

The UC Irvine study led by Bristow found that five-year survival rates varied greatly. Poor women had survival rates 30 percent below those of more affluent women — regardless of ethnic background.

Listen to the report ›