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Special Monthly Spotlight: September

Childhood Cancer
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Prostate Cancer
Hispanic Heritage Month

In September, CRCHD joins the rest of the nation in recognizing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death among children and adolescents. African American children have the lowest 5-year survival rates compared to all other population groups.

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects blood cells and bone marrow and lymphoma affects the white blood cells and immune system. One person is diagnosed with blood cancer in the U.S. every four minutes, and leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children.

Prostate cancer forms in tissues of the prostate gland and usually occurs in older men. African American men have significantly higher death rates from prostate cancer than any other racial/ethnic group.

Hispanics and Latinos continue to experience cancer health disparities for certain types of cancer, usually due to obstacles that prevent access to quality health care.

Visit the link below to read more about these cancer types and spotlight articles on CRCHD grantees doing research in these areas:

Visit the link below to learn how our CRCHD funded research aims to reduce cancer health disparities in Hispanic and Latino communities:

Current Features

The National Cancer Program: A Plan and Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2013

Read more about this description of NCI's Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal and broad research programs that address a wide range of cancers and their underlying biological properties

2013 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer: Excerpts on Cancer Health Disparities

CRCHD is pleased to provide cancer health disparities-related statistics excerpted from the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

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Updated: 09/19/14