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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Her talk addressed cancer disparity among Hispanics in Miami and the lessons learned and future challenges, based on her experience in Little Haiti.
The new venture will work with community-based health organizations to prepare and train the staff in understanding cancer disparity issues.
This result highlights the presence of a cancer disparity by type of health insurance coverage in this age group, which warrants further research.
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 population-based studies on prostate cancer disparity were based on African American men only or compared African American men to other racial groups within the USA.