African Americans & Cancer

by Laura Ellis on January 12, 2011

STATE OF AFFAIRS 01/12/11:  This week, Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer celebrates its 20th anniversary. Their mission is to reduce the impact of cancer on the community – African Americans have the highest cancer mortality rate of any racial and ethnic group. This Wednesday we’ll learn about what factors contribute to poorer outcomes for black cancer patients and what healthcare professionals are doing to decrease the incidence of cancer in the African American community – and increase survival rates for those who do get the disease.

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