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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.