Dr. Eggener Discusses Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer

September 15, 2015
Scott Eggener, MD

Scott Eggener, MD, associate professor of surgery, co-director, Prostate Cancer Program, director, Transitional and Outcomes Research, Section of Urology, The University of Chicago Medicine, discusses racial disparities in men with prostate cancer.

Scott Eggener, MD, associate professor of surgery, co-director, Prostate Cancer Program, director, Transitional and Outcomes Research, Section of Urology, The University of Chicago Medicine, discusses racial disparities in men with prostate cancer.

Eggener said there were no interracial differences between African-American men and non-African American men regarding their rates of having worse disease pathologically.

He mentions that one center did, in fact, find a difference; however, the other centers did not. Eggener believes more work needs to be done, in order to explain the difference between centers, as well as the widespread issue.