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Using Google TranslateTM for non-native English translation of Breast Cancer Treatment Summaries
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 Using Google Translate TM for non-native English Translation of Breast Cancer Treatment Summaries.

Significance and Background

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) have set standards for patient treatment summaries with curative intent.  San Diego, with > 3 million residents,  includes many self-identified monolingual non-English speaking households , speaking languages other than Spanish.  These additional non-English languages include Tagalog (1.49%), Vietnamese (1.08%) and Farsi (0.24%) . Therefore, these patients should receive treatment summaries in languages they can understand and are relevant to their ethnicity.

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