Breast cancer: In the July 24 LATExtra section, an article about racial disparities among breast cancer patients said that the primary reason black women fared worse than white women was that they had more chronic health problems before their cancers developed. A more important factor was the fact that cancers in black patients were more advanced by the time they were diagnosed. In addition, the article said that if black patients began treatment earlier, the survival gap between blacks and whites would grow. The survival gap would in fact fall by about two years. Also, the middle name of City of Hope Cancer Center researcher Kimlin Tam Ashing was misspelled as Tan.
A Flock of Seagulls theft: A Quick Takes item in the July 24 Calendar section about the theft of an equipment van from the British rock band A Flock of Seagulls included quotes from lead singer Mike Score without attributing their source. Score made the comments to the Daily News, which should have been credited.
Beach volleyball: Professional beach volleyball competitors Summer Ross and April Ross were identified as second cousins in an article in the July 26 Sports section. They are not related.
Virginia Johnson: The obituary of pioneering sex researcher Virginia Johnson in the July 26 LATExtra section said that she studied music at Drury University near Jefferson City, Mo. The school is in Springfield, Mo.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times