First Minority Cancer Month Highlights Disparities

Lawmakers and health care advocates gathered today to kick off the state's first annual Texas Minority Cancer Awareness Month — designated in the last legislative session to bring awareness to the racial disparities in cancer survival rates. 

"Cancer does not discriminate, and is not just a minority problem," said Lovell Jones, director of the Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Department of State Health Services Commissioner David Lakey presented statistics showing that cancer mortality rates are not consistent across racial and ethnic groups in Texas. While breast cancer diagnosis ...

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