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Race and Healthcare Access

African American men are negatively affected by poor access to healthcare, according to a new study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The study examined black and white men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and found that African American men were more likely to have advanced cancer at a younger age.

Harvard Medical School associate professor Dr. James Talcott says the reason for that racial disparity has to do with socio-economics.

The study is published in the March issue of the journal, "Cancer."

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