Close the Gap

In partnership with NYU Langone and the Perlmutter Cancer Center, we are doing our part to raise awareness about the huge disparities that exist for minorities when it comes to cancer care.

It’s exceptionally important to let people in these minority groups know they are not alone when they get sick.

 

 

 

More Cancer Cases, More Deaths: What Are the Risks?

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• Black Americans have the highest cancer death rates and shortest survival times of any racial or ethnic group in this country.
• Social and economic disparities, as well as a lack of access to health care, are contributing to these negative outcomes.
• Nearly half of these cancers could be prevented with interventions such as weight loss, smoking cessation, and better nutrition.

More Cancer Cases, More Deaths: What Are the Risks?

• Black Americans have the highest cancer death rates and shortest survival times of any racial or ethnic group in this country.
• Social and economic disparities, as well as a lack of access to health care, are contributing to these negative outcomes.
• Nearly half of these cancers could be prevented with interventions such as weight loss, smoking cessation, and better nutrition.

Rebuilding Trust in Healthcare

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• African Americans are underrepresented in clinical trials studying new cancer treatments.
• There is a distrust of medical research among the Black community dating back to the infamous Tuskegee Study.
• Efforts are underway to engage more African Americans in research, so that they can gain more benefit from the treatments being studied.

Rebuilding Trust in Healthcare

• African Americans are underrepresented in clinical trials studying new cancer treatments.
• There is a distrust of medical research among the Black community dating back to the infamous Tuskegee Study.
• Efforts are underway to engage more African Americans in research, so that they can gain more benefit from the treatments being studied.

Additional Resources

Disparities in cancer risk, outcomes, and care persist among African Americans. Yet there are initiatives in progress to help bridge the gap and improve outcomes in people of all races.

• What factors contribute to cancer disparities, from the National Cancer Institute
• How the American Cancer Society is working to address cancer disparities in the Black community
Factors that can influence your risk of getting cancer

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