New Research Sheds Light on Racial Disparity in Colon Cancer

Medical Xpress, June 23, 2014

African-Americans with colon cancer are half as likely as Caucasian patients to have a type of colon cancer that is linked to better outcomes. The finding may provide insight into why African-Americans are more likely to die of colon cancer than Caucasians with the same stage of disease.

The population-based study of 503 people with colon cancer found that 14 percent of Caucasians and 7 percent of African-Americans had a genetic marker called microsatellite instability, or MSI. These types of tumors are known to be resistant to the chemotherapy drug 5FU. Yet, even without chemotherapy, these patients tend to have better outcomes.

“We know that patients with MSI colon cancer do better without chemotherapy. But these improved survival benefits are limited among African-Americans with colon cancer,” says lead study author John M. Carethers, M.D., John G. Searle Professor and Chair of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Results of the study appear in the journal PLOS ONE.

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In addition to the racial imbalance in MSI, the researchers also found that African-Americans patients were more likely than Caucasian patients to have cancer on the right side of their colon. This is significant because right-sided colon cancer is easier to miss with screening and more likely to be found larger or more advanced than left-sided cancers.

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  • Anglokraut

    Polyps be rayciss.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Blacks are worse off than whites in almost every category. They cannot cope with life in an advanced technological society. This is because Homo sapiens europaeus is far more evolved than Homo sapiens afer.

    • Alexandra1973

      Not to mention incompatible with a republican form of government.

      • IstvanIN

        Any form of democracy. In fact any form of organization beyond two or three huts.

    • They have evolved just as we have, but in a different direction.

      • 1stworlder

        Favoring short distance runs and outbreeding disease.

    • Alucard_the_last

      They are homo erectus not any form of sapiens. Humans were more advanced 10,000 ago than the negro is today. They are still in a Neolithic state. Live insects their food, rape is sex, Gods of sticks and stones, dung huts as architecture, mud puddles for water and cattle urine for bathing. They are not equals and all non-whites know it so it is time for whites to follow the rest of humanity.

      • Tarczan

        That all may be true, but Obama is still the President.

    • 1stworlder

      Actually sickle cell disease was a great benefit to them before YT brought medicine. Its prevalence in black bloodlines was used as an argument against Darwinian evolution until some YT figured out it gave them resistance to malaria. Sickle cell might gimp their circulatory, respiratory, and renal systems but if you where not smart enough to find bad tasting alkaloids (that chimpanzees found but not blacks) trading 30 points of IQ for the ability to survive malaria would be a good trade off. Search (chimp self medicate) to see the smartest native sub sahara Africans.

  • willbest

    It could be diet related, which would be cultural.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Are you saying that black people eat chitlins, fried chikin, collard greens, etc.? That’s . . . . RAAAAYYYYCIIIIIIISSST!!

  • Lt. Greyman, NVA

    Excellent.

  • MekongDelta69

    Every time I see one of these articles on AmRen (which is fairly often), my reaction is…

    Oh well…

    Moving along.

    Next article.

  • wildfirexx

    I thought these liberal minded experts, claimed there were no race based differences between races. That there are no separate races. We are all the same. But yet, here they are…discussing these various differences !

    • I believe the favorite phrase from the libtards is “Race is just a social construct”, except when they want to bring up the subject of “white privilege”.

  • Alucard_the_last

    Not enough are getting it. Ebola for that matter.

  • Katherine McChesney

    God loves everyone. But, he leaves us to our own devices. As for blacks, their devices are animal sex, perversion, crime and destruction. I almost pity them for their strange way of life. I wouldn’t want to be even the most Conservative of blacks.