Black and Latino patients are more likely to receive a diagnosis of and die of cancer than White patients. How can we end this disparity?
Here’s the grim truth of the matter: According to the National Cancer Institute, Black people are more likely to die of most cancers than any other racial group.
Despite improvements in cancer outcomes across the population in recent years, racial disparities remain. Dr. Luis Raez, chief scientific officer and medical director of Memorial Healthcare System’s Memorial Cancer Institute in Pembroke Pines, Florida, says the problem persists partly because it’s too complex for a single explanation or solution.