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Special Spotlight: Minority Health Awareness Month

The month of April is dedicated to Minority Health Awareness. Cancer is either the first or second leading cause of death for racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Cancer survivorship also continues to be a very real struggle for our underserved populations. African Americans have the highest incidence and mortality rates of any racial/ethnic group for various types of cancer, followed closely by Hispanics, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and American Indians/Alaska Natives.

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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: 04/08/14