Increasing the cancer screening of the medically underserved in South Florida

Clyde B McCoy, B. B. Nielsen, D. D. Chitwood, J. J. Zavertnik, E. L. Khoury

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Diagnosis and treatment of cancers at advanced stages have contributed to a significantly lower survival rate among individuals of low socioeconomic status compared with those in higher brackets. In an effort to increase the accessibility and acceptability of cancer screening among such individuals in Dade County, Florida, the Cancer Control Division of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine initiated a pilot early detection program in 1987. The program initially provided breast cancer screening for women, aged 40 and older, who attended ten community health care centers located in low-income neighborhoods. With the selection of Miami by the American Cancer Society as one of three sites for conducting a screening demonstration project for the socioeconomically disadvantaged, this program has recently been expanded to include pelvic screening for women, aged 40 and older, and prostate screening for men, aged 65 and older.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1808-1813
Number of pages6
JournalCancer
Volume67
Issue number6 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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Early Detection of Cancer
Community Health Centers
Community Health Services
Neoplasms
Vulnerable Populations
Social Class
Prostate
Survival Rate
Medicine
Breast Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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McCoy, C. B., Nielsen, B. B., Chitwood, D. D., Zavertnik, J. J., & Khoury, E. L. (1991). Increasing the cancer screening of the medically underserved in South Florida. Cancer, 67(6 SUPPL.), 1808-1813.

Increasing the cancer screening of the medically underserved in South Florida. / McCoy, Clyde B; Nielsen, B. B.; Chitwood, D. D.; Zavertnik, J. J.; Khoury, E. L.

In: Cancer, Vol. 67, No. 6 SUPPL., 01.01.1991, p. 1808-1813.

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McCoy, CB, Nielsen, BB, Chitwood, DD, Zavertnik, JJ & Khoury, EL 1991, 'Increasing the cancer screening of the medically underserved in South Florida', Cancer, vol. 67, no. 6 SUPPL., pp. 1808-1813.
McCoy CB, Nielsen BB, Chitwood DD, Zavertnik JJ, Khoury EL. Increasing the cancer screening of the medically underserved in South Florida. Cancer. 1991 Jan 1;67(6 SUPPL.):1808-1813.
McCoy, Clyde B ; Nielsen, B. B. ; Chitwood, D. D. ; Zavertnik, J. J. ; Khoury, E. L. / Increasing the cancer screening of the medically underserved in South Florida. In: Cancer. 1991 ; Vol. 67, No. 6 SUPPL. pp. 1808-1813.
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