Tag Archive for: cancer disparities research

The term cancer disparities refers to differences in cancer outcomes across population groups. NCI-supported research is leading to greater knowledge of the factors that drive cancer disparities and methods to address them. As recognition of cancer health disparities has grown, so have efforts to move beyond simply documenting the problem toward understanding all of its causes and developing and testing interventions to remedy it. Studies suggest that the differences observed in cancer incidence and mortality between various population groups are the result of a complex interplay of genetic, environmental, and social factors.


Source: nci.gov