The Equity Cancer

For All the Progress in Treating the Disease, Why Are So Many African-Americans Still Dying From It?

Talk to those who treat and study cancer, and you hear about progress in research and treatment. But there is a stubborn exception to the good news: the persistently higher cancer rates for African-Americans. In advance of a Zócalo event that examines this disparity, we asked public health experts: What, if anything, do you think would reduce the high cancer fatality rate of African-Americans to that of white Americans?