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Cancer society: Cancer death rate for blacks dropping faster than for whites

The cancer death rate among African-Americans is dropping faster than for whites, reversing a decades-long trend, the American Cancer Society has …
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Reduce enabling environment for cancer, WHO urges African govts – Daily Trust

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised stakeholders particularly African governments at all levels to create an environment that reduce their citizens risk factors to cancer.

WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, gave the advice yesterday in her message to commemorate this year’s World Cancer Day.

She said African governments should reduce risk factors such as alcohol and tobacco use and also ensure that citizens maintain good levels of physical activity, healthy bodyweight, and good nutrition.

Dr Moeti whose speech was read by the Office in Charge of WHO Nigeria, Dr Clement Peter  said cancer prevention and the creation of a culture of health was an essential mission of government, and beyond that of the traditional health-focused departments like health…

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Fewer African Americans Are Dying Of Cancer

While African-Americans still have the highest death rate from cancer, that statistic is falling faster among blacks than whites. Experts say the reason …
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African-American 2019 Cancer Statistics Released – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

New report highlights cancer incidence and death rates for African-Americans.

In addition to its annual Cancer Facts & Figures report, the American Cancer Society (ACS) releases cancer data specific to African-Americans every three years. The Cancer Statistics for African Americans, 2019 report, published today, shows the incidence and death rates for pancreatic cancer remain higher among African-Americans, as compared to non-Hispanic whites.

In fact, the pancreatic cancer incidence rate for African-Americans is the highest of any racial or ethnic group – up to 67 percent higher – according to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program.

This increased incidence rate, defined as the number of people affected by a disease per 100,000 individuals,…

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Fewer African Americans are dying of cancer, study says

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For a long time, blacks have died of cancer at higher rates than other Americans. But a new report says the gap is narrowing.

Nearly 30 years ago, black men had a 47 higher cancer death rate than white men. Now it’s 19 percent higher. Black women had a 19 percent greater cancer death rate. Now it’s 13 percent greater.

Cancer deaths have dropped for all Americans, but the rates have fallen faster in blacks than whites. The biggest declines were in lung, prostate and colon cancers.

Experts say the main reason is that smoking rates fell more dramatically in…

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Cancer statistics for African Americans, 2019 – DeSantis – – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians

Overall Cancer Occurrence


Approximately 98,020 cancer cases in black men and 104,240 cases in black women are expected to be newly diagnosed in 2019 (Fig. 1). Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in black men, and breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed in black women, each accounting for nearly one‐third of cancers diagnosed in each sex. Cancers of the lung and colorectum are the second and third most commonly diagnosed cancers, respectively, in both black men and women. Together, the 4 most common cancers (breast, prostate, colorectal, and lung) account for more than one‐half (54%) of all cancer cases among blacks. The lifetime probability of…

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