April Ross
For the record

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...