Half of Premature Colon Cancer Deaths Linked to Disparities
American Cancer Society researchers have found that half of all premature colon cancer deaths in the U.S. are linked to racial, socioeconomic, and geographic inequalities.
Rates of Testicular Cancer Increasing in Young Hispanic Men
The rates of testicular cancer are rising faster in young Hispanic men in the U.S. than in their non-Hispanic peers, according to a study by researchers in Seattle.
Minority Cancer Awareness: What Everyone Should Know
Every April the American Cancer Society and other organizations work together to raise awareness about cancer among minorities in honor of National Minority Health Month and National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, celebrated this year April 13-19.
ACS Report: Cancer Death Rates Drop for African Americans, but Racial Gaps Remain
The cancer death rate for men in the United States declined faster among African Americans than among men of any other racial or ethnic group according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.
Genetic Link to Lung Cancer Risk in Asian Women
International researchers have linked 3 genetic regions to an increased risk for lung cancer among Asian women who have never smoked.
Report: Cancer Now Leading Cause of Death Among Hispanic Americans
A new report from the American Cancer Society finds that more Hispanics in the US die from cancer each year than from any other cause.
Annual Report: U.S. Cancer Death Rates Decline, but Disparities Remain
New American Cancer Society statistics show U.S. cancer death rates are decreasing, but rates for the least educated are twice as high as for the most educated.
Presidential Panel Calls for Research into Cancer Disparities
The number of minorities with cancer will likely double by 2030, and the nation’s cancer agenda needs to adapt accordingly, says a report by the President’s Cancer Panel.
Cancer Survivors Spread Message of Early Detection
Although there are many signs the disparity gap is narrowing, cancer continues to take a hefty toll on minority communities.
New ACS Report Offers Detailed Portrait of Cancer Among Hispanics
Hispanic Americans are less likely to die from cancer than other groups, but have higher rates of cancers related to infections (stomach, liver, and cervix) and are more likely to be diagnosed at an advanced stage of the disease when treatment may be more difficult, according to Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics 2009-2011, the latest edition of this American Cancer Society report.
How to Control Your Cancer Risk
While recent research has shown that racial disparity in cancer death rates is decreasing, minority groups continue to bear a greater cancer burden than whites. However, there are things you can do to help reduce your cancer risk.
Cancer's Racial Gap Narrowing, Yet Challenges Persist
Racial disparity in cancer death rates is decreasing, but African Americans continue to bear a greater cancer burden than whites, according to Cancer Facts and Figures for African Americans 2009-2010, the latest edition of the American Cancer Society's biannual report.
Racial Gap Widens as Colorectal Cancer Death Rate Drops
Fewer people are being diagnosed with and dying from colorectal cancer.
Outreach Programs Help African American Breast Cancer Patients
Emory University researchers have developed a two-pronged outreach program that appears to significantly improve early-stage breast cancer detection among African American women.
Worsening Health Trends Among Least Educated
A new American Cancer Society report shows that education level can have a profound effect on people's health -- including whether they die from cancer and other diseases.
Cancer Disparities: Key Statistics
In any nation, the well-off tend to enjoy better health care -- and better health -- than do the poor and/or members of minority groups.
Unequal Cancer Burden
Disease's Toll Worse for Minorities, Medically Underserved
Report Links Health Insurance Status With Cancer Care
Uninsured Americans are less likely to get screened for cancer.