Health Disparities in Cancer
According to CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, life expectancy and overall health have improved in recent years for most Americans, but not all Americans are benefiting equally. CDC monitors trends in new cancer cases and cancer deaths to identify groups that are more affected by the disease.
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CDC’s Latest Research
- Geographical, racial and socio-economic variation in life expectancy in the U.S. and their impact on cancer relative survival
- Histologic lung cancer incidence rates and trends vary by race/ethnicity and residential county
- Disparities in breast cancer survival in the United States (2001–2009): findings from the CONCORD-2 study