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.

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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.