Cancer disparities occur when there are differences in the occurrence, frequency, death, and burden of cancer that exist among specific population groups, including racial and ethnic minority groups. This section provides information about health disparities and cancer.
Cancer Health Disparities in the United States– Facts and Figures: An ASCO publication featuring facts and figures for health disparities and cancer in the United States.
ASCO Expert Corner: Health Disparities in Cancer: Read an interview with Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, about health disparities in cancer, and what ASCO is doing to reduce these disparities.
Race and Breast Cancer: Learn more about the role of race, including risk factors and genetics, in breast cancer.
Resources: Find additional resources on this topic.
Learn more about ASCO's efforts to reduce health disparities in cancer care.
Additional information on cancer health disparities will be added to several Cancer Type sections soon.