AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2022
On June 8, 2022, the AACR released the second edition of the AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report. The publication raises awareness of the enormous toll that cancer exacts on racial and ethnic minorities and other medically underserved populations, while highlighting areas of recent progress in reducing cancer health disparities. The report also provides specific recommendations for achieving health equity, which is a basic human right for all people regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or community in which they live.
The report garnered major news coverage from ABC News, HealthDay, The Cancer Letter, Healio, and more. CBS 3 Philadelphia interviewed the chair of the report’s steering committee, Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, and CBS 23 Honolulu featured patient advocate Kehau Matsumoto. Radio Bilingüe, the national Latino public radio network, spoke with steering committee co-chair Mariana C. Stern, PhD.
See highlights of media coverage featuring the AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2022 below.
ABC News Racial minorities have higher death rates from cancer than white patients, study showsLearn More
CBS Philadelphia Cancer Rates, Deaths Higher In US Among Minorities, New American Association For Cancer Research Report SaysLearn More