Welcome to Prostate Cancer & You, a series of podcasts sponsored by the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition. Today’s podcast features an interview with Quoc-Dien Trinh, MD, assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Prostate Cancer Center. On this podcast he discusses the gap in prostate cancer survival of African American men compared to Caucasian men. His data shows that the biological differences in tumor aggressiveness among African American men may have been exaggerated, and the gap in survival is more likely to be the result of racial inequity and lack of access to quality care.
At the May 10 Prostate Cancer Symposium his session is “Racial Variations in Prostate Cancer Care: Differences or disparities.” Go here for more information and to register.