The Weekly: Black Americans and cancer, hospital charges and more

Published on September 18, 2020

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Black Americans are still dying of cancer at the highest rates

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Black Americans are still dying of cancer at the highest rates

WEDNESDAY, September 16 (NBC News)—The U.S. has made significant strides against cancer in the past two decades, with death rates dropping and survivors living longer — but Black Americans are still being left behind.

A report published Wednesday by the American Association for Cancer Research highlights the “glaring” racial disparities in cancer care, including the stark statistic that Black Americans have the highest overall death rate from cancer of any racial or ethnic group in the nation, and have for the past four decades.

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