Inequities in Cancer Care

American Cancer Society: Cancer Disparities, ACS Research Highlights - The American Cancer Society (ACS) believes everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer. That belief guides the ACS to conduct and support research to help understand cancer inequalities and create strategies for overcoming them.

American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts & Figures 2024 - The 2024 annual report provides an estimated number of new cancer cases, deaths, survivors, and information on prevention, early detection and treatment.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: Health Equity - The network empowers volunteers to influence change and impact the future of cancer.

American Association for Cancer Research: AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2022 OR Cancer Health Disparities - The AACR has been a longtime leader in advancing the science of cancer health disparities. The AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report is an new initiative with the overarching goal of increasing public understanding of cancer health disparities and of the vital importance of cancer health disparities research to saving lives.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation: Black Women and Breast Cancer - Read about how the Breast Cancer Research Foundation investigators are addressing the challenge to improve outcomes for Black women with breast cancer.

Cancer Hope Network: Cancer and the LGBTQIA+ Community - Connect with trained Support Volunteer mentors who understand.  Matches are based on a shared diagnosis, similar treatments or shared life experiences, including sexual and gender identity.

Cancer Support Community: Health Equity - Access cancer disparity statistics and explore health equity resources and programs.

CancerCare: How Health Care Disparities May Influence Your Cancer Treatment and Care - CancerCare offers free case management, counseling, support groups, educational resources and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. You can listen to two webcasts from this site.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Health Equity in Cancer - The CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. Here you will find information on equity in cancer prevention and control, how racism leads to cancer health disparities, and cancer in different population groups.

MedlinePlus: Health Disparities - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

National Cancer Institute: Cancer Disparities - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
Also in Spanish.

National LGBT Cancer Network - The National LGBT Cancer Network strives to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk by educating the LGBT community, training healthcare providers, and advocating for LGBT survivors.

Office of Minority Health - The Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help to eliminate health disparities.


Interactive Tutorials / Videos

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Building Healthier Communities - Watch these videos from the CDC.

Cure: Highlighting Geographic, Economic Disparities in Cancer Care - Brief video presented by Cure Magazine.



April 2024