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Immunohistochemical Profiling of HER-2/neu, Steroid Hormone Receptors and KI-67 Biomarkers in A Cohort of Nigerian Women with Breast Cancer

Progressive improvement in the accuracy of profiling of hormone receptors in breast cancer provides the basis for targeted endocrine therapy, a major pillar of multimodal breast cancer treatment. However, the disparity in findings from comparatively smaller sample-sized studies in West Africa has led to somewhat conflicting conclusions and recommendations.

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Mortality Rates From Second Cancers in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Black Breast Cancer Survivors

The investigators underscored that the higher cancer mortality rates observed among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic survivors as well as the higher cardiovascular mortality rates seen among non-Hispanic Black survivors indicated a significant need for future studies focusing on factors contributing to these disparities in an effort to implement effective mitigation strategies.

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Geographical disparities in hepatitis b virus related hepatocellular carcinoma mortality rates worldwide from 1990 to 2019

This study aims to evaluate global trends in hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HBV-HCC) related mortality over the past 30 years. Despite improvements in the treatment of both HBV and HCC, disparities in access to care and treatment persist, and these disparities may have affected HBV-HCC outcomes across certain global regions disproportionately. 

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Regional disparities in cancer survival in Iran: Insight from a National Surveillance of Cancer Survival in Iran (IRANCANSURV)

The biggest cancer conference in the world is back in full swing this year. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2023 will continue to broadcast virtually, but the conference has largely shifted back to in-person attendance.

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An Overview of Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control in Latin America and the Caribbean Countries

Cervical cancer is a health crisis affecting women and their families across the world. It is known that developed countries have comprehensive protocols with recommendations regarding workforce, expertise, and medical resources to address this common cancer among women. In contrast, disparities in addressing cervical cancer remain present in Latin America and Caribbean countries. Here, we reviewed the current strategies of cervical cancer prevention and control in the region.

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