IN MANY WAYS, THE U.S. cancer picture is getting better. Cancer is becoming increasingly curable or survivable as a manageable, chronic condition.
However, cancer health disparities persist. Barriers in access to care, noninclusive research, unequal use of preventive measures like cancer screening, and findings of different treatment and worse outcomes even for people with similar disease show there’s much work to be done. A new report details the state of cancer disparities today, and experts discuss what needs to be done to move toward cancer health equity.