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Wisconsin Study Finds that Black Pancreatic Cancer Patients Less Likely to Receive Treatment than White Patients

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A new study released by University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center suggests that Black patients with pancreatic cancer have lower survival rates than white patients because they are less likely to receive life-sustaining treatments.

The study looked at 8,490 patients from Wisconsin who were diagnosed with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma from 2004 through 2017, the cancer center explained. The study estimates 950 Wisconsinites died of the disease in 2020. White patients lived for over 9 months after they were diagnosed, while Black patients lived for over 8 months. Read more . . . 

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