Eliminating disparities in cancer screening and follow-up of abnormal results: what will it take?

J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 Feb;22(1):83-100. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2011.0023.


Health and health care disparities related to cancer are a major public health problem in the United States. Providing care that is truly patient-centered could address disparities in cancer screening and follow-up through better alignment between patient needs and health care resources available to address those needs. Key health care reforms offer promise for doing so.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
  • Breast Neoplasms / ethnology
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / ethnology
  • Continuity of Patient Care*
  • Early Detection of Cancer / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Health Care Reform
  • Healthcare Disparities / ethnology*
  • Humans
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Poverty
  • United States
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / ethnology