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Declination of treatment, racial and ethnic disparity, and overall survival in patients with breast cancer

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: This cross-sectional study highlights racial and ethnic disparities in treatment declination and overall survival, suggesting the need for equity-focused interventions, such as patient education on treatment benefits and improved patient-clinician communication and shared decision-making, to reduce disparities and improve patient survival. 

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Dezheng Huo, M.D., Ph.D., email

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Editor’s Note: Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflict of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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