AACR Delivers Report on Disparities in Cancer Progress

In its biennial Cancer Disparities Progress Report published today, the American Association for Cancer Research presents the latest statistics on disparities in cancer progress experienced by ethnic-minority groups and other medically underserved populations in the United States.

Robert A. Winn, M.D., from the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center in Richmond, and colleagues note that Black and Indigenous individuals have the highest overall cancer death rates of all U.S. racial and ethnic groups, although their overall cancer incidence rates are lower than those of White individuals. Black men are more than twice as likely than White men to die from prostate cancer; Black women have a 40 percent higher likelihood of dying from breast cancer; and Black individuals are twice as likely to be diagnosed with and die from multiple myeloma. Compared with White individuals, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic individuals are more than twice as likely to die from stomach cancer; incidence and mortality rates for liver cancer are also higher among these groups.

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