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Racial Disparities In Cancer Incidence And Survival Rates Are Narrowing

African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the "cancer gap" between blacks and whites is shrinking.
Dramatic decreases in deaths from lung cancer among African-Americans were particularly notable, according to the American Cancer Society. Source: Siri Stafford

For decades, the rate of cancer incidence and deaths from the disease among African-Americans in the United States far outpaced that of whites. But the most recent analysis of national data by the American Cancer Society suggests that "cancer gap"

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