Fighting Cancer Inequality: How to Make Sure Care Doesn't Discriminate

Jul 19, 2018

African-Americans have the highest mortality rate for all cancers combined. The disease is the second-leading cause of death among Native Americans over 45. Asian-Americans have the highest rates of liver and stomach cancers. While Hispanics and Latinos have lower incidence and death rates for most common cancers than whites, they are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of disease.

These are just some of the health disparities in cancer the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute is doing its part to tackle. Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss their work are Deputy Director of the UC Cancer Institute and Professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at UC College of Medicine, Dr. Thomas Herzog; and UC College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Assistant Professor Dr. Maria Espinola.

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition July 19 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.