This monograph analyzes area socioeconomic differentials and trends in incidence, mortality, stage of disease, treatment, and survival for all cancers combined and for six major cancers (lung, colon/rectum, prostate, breast, uterine cervix, and melanoma of the skin) by sex and race/ethnicity in the United States. The analysis of cancer rates and trends by socioeconomic characteristics may shed important light on the potential contribution of major cancer control efforts such as smoking reduction and cancer screening on reducing the cancer burden among the various segments of the U.S. population.
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Singh GK, Miller BA, Hankey BF, Edwards BK. Area Socioeconomic Variations in U.S. Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Stage, Treatment, and Survival, 1975–1999. NCI Cancer Surveillance Monograph Series, Number 4. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, 2003. NIH Publication No. 03-5417.
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