Disparities

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.