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Rural Americans diagnosed with cancer are more likely to die from their conditions than are urban Americans.
Late-stage cancers identified through emergency department visits may reflect a lack of access to primary care and screening.
Race-related differences in risk and smoking behaviors aren’t accounted for in current lung cancer screening recommendations.
Addressing barriers to care, such as insurance coverage, could mitigate disparities in outcomes between white and Black men.
Researchers believe specially designed cancer care programs could prevent Black patients from being lost to care.
Nancy Davidson, MD, on improving outcomes for women with breast, lung and colorectal cancer
Reducing cancer health disparities
Additional research is required to determine the basis for these racial disparities.
Lung, colorectal and liver cancer deaths were significantly higher among third-generation U.S.-born Latinos.
Building a diverse biomedical sciences workforce is a critical step in reducing the burden of cancer for an increasingly diverse America.
Yamilé Molina’s work includes supporting trainees from marginalized and resilient communities in cancer research.
Race, sex and age can play a role in a person’s recovery for certain mouth, cervical and anal cancers.
Since 1991, cancer mortality in the United States has decreased by 25 percent, but experts say progress has been uneven.
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