Disparities

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.