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Report on the Status of Cancer Disparities

Since 2021, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has published a biennial report about the status of cancer disparities in the United States in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinician. The report provides updated data on disparities about the:

  • Risk factors and incidence of cancer
  • Early detection and stage of cancer at diagnosis
  • Treatment and survival after a cancer diagnosis
  • Mortality resulting from cancer
  • Sociodemographic factors that contribute to cancer disparities across the cancer care continuum, including:
    • Geographic location
    • Race/Ethnicity
    • Socioeconomic status

The report also reviews ACS and other programs (such as those recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) that have reduced cancer disparities and provides recommendations to further mitigate these inequalities to policymakers at all levels of government (federal, state, and local).