In the News: Cancer Deaths: Gap Persists Among Blacks, Whites

October 26, 2012

“Policymakers, researchers and practitioners are only beginning to come to terms with the complex role that race, culture, education, income level and even biology play in determining whether a person gets cancer, how soon it’s detected and whether he or she will die.”

The Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health)’s Senior Program Officer Elizabeth Krause was interviewed by reporter Barbara Nagy in this Connecticut Health I-Team news article about the significant disparity in cancer-related deaths between African Americans and whites.

The article also highlights the role health insurance plays in this disparity, as well as efforts around the state to close that gap. Read “Cancer Deaths: Gap Persists Among Blacks, Whites.”

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