Treatment and Outcomes for High-risk and Metastatic Breast Cancer in California: An Inquiry into Disparities and Research Needs
by Musa Mayer, M.S., M.F.A.
Table of Contents
- High-Risk and Metastatic Breast Cancer: The Basics
- Treatments for High-Risk and Metastatic Breast Cancer
- The Impact of High-risk and Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Stage at Diagnosis
- Five-Year Relative Survival
- Incidence Data for Locally Advanced and Stage IV Breast Cancer in California, by SES, age, and Race/ethnicity.
- Changes in Breast Cancer Mortality Rates
- Disparities in Outcome: Causes and Dilemmas
- Stage of Disease at Diagnosis
- Other Disease Characteristics
- Socioeconomic Factors
- The Cost of Treatment
- Patterns of Care: Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Treatment Costs for Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Patterns of Care: High-Risk (Locally Advanced) Breast Cancer
- Clinical Trials
- Directions for Research
The California Breast Cancer Research Program commissioned this position paper in the summer of 2003 to help inform our tri-annual priority-setting process.
This paper will discuss issues related to the incidence, mortality, and length of survival of California women with high-risk (locally advanced) and metastatic breast cancer, with regard to access to and utilization of treatment and the impact on outcomes across different racial/ethnic, socio-economic, and age groups.
Musa Mayer, M.S., M.F.A.