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  • Risk in the Air

    Air pollution can increase a person's risk of developing cancer, a burden that isn't shared equally in every neighborhood.

    by Jon Kelvey

  • The Individual Sphere of Influence

    Can discussion of health inequities lead to actionable change?

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

    Experts discussed how the cancer community can share accurate information and increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines, both among people with cancer and the general population.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • A Drive for Diversity

    African Americans are underrepresented in the Be The Match bone marrow donor registry. Patient advocates are working to change that.

    by Jon Kelvey

  • Physicians Underestimate Severity of Radiation Side Effects

    Breast cancer patients' symptoms after radiation therapy may go underrecognized, especially if these patients are Black or younger in age.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Why Do African Americans Have Increased Breast Cancer Mortality?

    Socioeconomic factors and racism can lead to poorer health outcomes for Black Americans. Genetics may also be a factor behind increased mortality rates.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • The Return to Work

    What happens if your workplace reopens before you're ready to return or you're an essential worker? For some people who have been diagnosed with cancer, accommodations may be possible.

    by Jen Tota McGivney

  • COVID-19 Exposes Health Inequities

    At a symposium held during a virtual meeting of cancer researchers, panelists discussed the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on Black and Latino Americans, as well as members of other minority groups.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • Pushing Progress Forward

    NCI Director Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless addresses disparities and maps out plans for the future amid “profound upheaval.”

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • Embracing Palliative Care Sooner

    Studies show the benefits palliative care can provide to advanced cancer patients, but also highlight inequities in access.

    by Jen Tota McGivney

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