Closing the Mortality Rate Gap for Minorities

An encouraging study has been released which shows the gap is narrowing in cancer related mortality rates between African-Americans and Caucasians for certain kinds of cancer like prostrate, lung, and colorectal cancer in women.

The report analyzes cancer statistics starting in the 1990s up through 2012, and both a clinician and consumer version has been released. Unfortunately, the racial disparity has actually widened for breast cancer in women which may be related to inequalities in access to care, including screening and treatment, so there is still more work to be done.

Please read more about the report via this link.