Cancer Disparity

Any difference in the incidence, prevalence, mortality and burden of cancer that exists among specific population groups in a developed country, which may result from differences in race/ethnicity, geography—urban vs. rural—gender, age, socioeconomic status, etc.
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The organization's efforts are implemented through its national "Rally Against Prostate Cancer (RAP Cancer)" initiatives which include the annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit.
Incidence of later stage breast cancer in Appalachia is a key indicator of preventable breast cancer disparity and is partly influenced by patterns of regular access to mammography (Jacobellis and Cutter 2002; Oluwole et al.
The new venture will work with community-based health organizations to prepare and train the staff in understanding cancer disparity issues.
PHEN's African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit at the Congressional Black Caucus Meeting
11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) announced today that it will host its "Tenth Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit," in the Russell Senate Office Building, on Capitol Hill, and at the Washington Convention Center, from September 25 - 26, 2014.
The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN), a Boston-based non-profit organization, announced today that it will host the first- ever African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit.
presentation at the 7th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit, September 2011)
The bill specifically cites the lung cancer disparity issue and calls for more research and an early detection program targeting minority and low income populations.
It was supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Disparity Research Program.
Mitchell Gold will deliver the keynote luncheon presentation at the Second Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit, hosted by the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN).
Most Americans are not aware of this cancer disparity, or that minorities have higher rates of diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular disease.
Here, experts called for national focus on the alarming prostate cancer disparity crisis: African American men suffer the highest rate of prostate cancer in the world and the lowest rate of survival.