Disparities

NIH to Fund Study of Breast Cancer in Black Women

The National Cancer Institute, part of the US National Institutes of Health, is launching the largest ever study try to find the underlying causes of breast cancer in black women, and to better understand why they are more likely to die of breast cancer than are white women.

Breaking Down Health Care Barriers for LGBT Community

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is about more than the colorful parades that take place across the country every June. It’s also about remembering the struggles of people who have fought for the equal rights of all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Research suggests that barriers to health care are among the challenges faced by the LGBT community.

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 5-11.

ACS Report: African Americans’ Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop, Reducing Disparities for Some Cancer Types

Cancer death rates among African Americans have decreased continuously over the past 2 decades, resulting in 300,000 cancer deaths that were avoided since the early 1990s, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.

Facts & Figures Report: Cancer Rates Vary Widely Among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

A new report from the American Cancer Society details the rates of new cancer cases and the rates of cancer deaths among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs).

Report: Cancer Remains Leading Cause of Death Among Hispanic Americans

A new report from the American Cancer Society finds that more Hispanics in the US continue to die from cancer each year than from any other cause.

Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer in Black Men

A study by researchers in Seattle and their colleagues has found that obesity is linked to a significantly increased risk of prostate cancer in black men.

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.

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.