“Race is the child of racism, not the father.”

This editorial adds to a growing number of pieces calling for an abandonment of viewing race as a biologic determinant of health. The authors look at 249 published studies examining disparities in prostate cancer outcomes for Black men versus their peers, with only 10 (4%) presenting race as a social construct and 2 (0.8%) explicitly discussing racism. Granted, studies were included as far back as 1960 so we may be inflicting our own -ism here: presentism, where rapidly changing organizational guidelines on the most appropriate language for scientific reporting is used to judge decades past. | Vince Jr, J Clin Oncol 2021 & AMA 2021

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