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MTPCCR from UCSF.edu Minority Training Program Aims to Eliminate Cancer Disparities (July 27, 2015)

Over the last decade, better treatment and prevention efforts have helped reduce the incidence of cancer by 0.9 percent each year – yet the rate of progress hasn’t been the same for certain racial and ethnic minorities.

From genetic differences to unique social or economic circumstances, many factors add to these discrepancies. Populations of color are more likely to experience discrimination in health care and are disproportionately represented among the poor and those of low health literacy. As a result, they have few resources for prevention and early detection, and limited access to high quality cancer care.

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