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Racial Disparities In Cancer Deaths Is Narrowing Between Blacks And Whites: Shots



Dramatic decreases in lung cancer death among African Americans have been particularly noteworthy, according to the American Cancer Society.
                
                
                    
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Dramatic decreases in deaths from lung cancer among African Americans were particularly noteworthy, according to the American Cancer Society

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For decades, the rate of cancer incidence and deaths from the disease among African Americans in the United States far outpaced that of whites. In recent years, death rates from four major cancers have declined more among blacks than among whites

The report was published online Thursday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians and a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society

African-Americans still have a disproportionate share of cancer burden in the US,