US cancer care system 'failing' the Black community

Black people experience higher death rates and shorter survival for most cancers than any other racial group in the U.S., showing that the “current cancer care system is failing Black people,” a physician wrote in an opinion piece for STAT News.

Robert W. Carlson, MD, CEO of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, wrote in the article that the oncology community must work to achieve “full equity in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment,…

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