Racial Disparities In Cancer Mortality Rates Between Blacks And Whites Quantified By Study

News — By on March 23, 2009 at 1:00 am

African Americans have a shorter life expectancy than whites, and cancer plays a major role in this disparity. African Americans are more prone to get cancer; they tend to present at a later, deadlier stage; and they have poorer survival rates after diagnosis. But to what extent are each of these three factors responsible for the disparity in cancer mortality? A new UCLA study, published in Journal of General Internal Medicine Feb.

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