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Racial gaps remain in cancer rates

Racial gaps remain in cancer rates

Cancer death rates among African American men declined faster than those of white men in the last decade, even though overall survival rates for black men and women remained the lowest of all racial groups for most types of cancer, according to a recent report. In a study published Tuesday in CA: A Cancer Journal […]

Prostate Cancer Hits African-American Men Especially Hard

Prostate Cancer Hits African-American Men Especially Hard

MIAMI — Marc Henderson, a 63-year-old African-American airport administrator here, isn’t afraid to ask his physician to do a blood test for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), a screening test for prostate cancer.   “I’d rather know early on so that it can be treated, rather than sit around in denial until it’s too late,” he […]