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Insurance Status & Residential Zip Codes Linked with Survival Among Breast Cancer Patients

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Recent findings published in JAMA Oncology found that individual insurance status and residential zip codes were correlated with overall survival among women with early hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

Additionally, the study found that Black women experienced shorter spans of time free of relapse, as well as overall survival compared with white women.

Hormone receptor-positive breast cancer is characterized by breast cancer cells that contain either estrogen or progesterone proteins, or both. These receptors attach to substances in the blood to help increase tumor growth and metastasis. Endocrine hormone therapy is the standard course of treatment, in ...