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This study was approved by the institutional review boards at Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College. All participants provided written informed consent and (since April 14, 2003) a signed Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) authorization.

U.S. cancer statistics document higher incidence rates of most forms of cancer, including cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, colon, lung, cervix, kidney, liver and prostate, among African Americans than whites, yet reasons for the racial disparity are poorly understood. Blacks also experience poorer survival than whites for nearly all forms of cancer […]