January 13, 2009 Uninsured minorities should gain from Obama-style healthcare reform By H.A. Abella A recent study suggests that by lowering access barriers to mammography, the Obama administration could help combat the tendency of uninsured minority women to delay seeking diagnosis for breast cancer. Delayed diagnosis translates into delayed treatment and a poorer prognosis for many women. The study's investigative team was led by Dr. Cherie M. Kuzmiak, an assistant professor of radiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and included senior investigator Dr. Etta Pisano, a professor of radiology at the same institution.
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