Lifelines™ Cancer Health Disparities
This page contains articles and videos on cancer disparities. We encourage downloading and reprinting the articles and reposting of the videos.
Diversifying the Ranks of Cancer Researchers To Help Reduce Cancer Disparities
This article talks about efforts to diversify the cancer research enterprise. As the research community invests more resources into investigating cancer and other health disparities, improving diversity in the research ranks is critical. Underrepresented researchers bring more to the table than education and training credentials.
African Americans (PDF - 130KB)
Hispanics (PDF - 125KB)
What Asian Americans Should Know About Liver Cancer and Hepatitis B
This article provides an overview of liver cancer and how certain types of hepatitis virus, including hepatitis B virus (also known as HBV or HepB), are a major cause of liver disease and liver cancer.
Asian Americans (PDF - 90KB)
African American Communities Working With NCI to Address Disparities
This article discusses the University of Alabama-Birmingham program, Deep South Network, one of NCI's Community Networks Program (CNP) which works with the community members in efforts to improve cancer outcomes.
African Americans (PDF - 71KB)
NCI funds first National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities
This article describes the unique burden of cancer in the Asian American community and introduces the NCI-funded National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities at the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) Cancer Center.
Asian Americans (PDF - 66KB)
Profile: Dr. Willie Underwood III, African American Prostate Surgeon
Researchers at NCI and at institutions throughout the United States investigate causes, treatments, and cures for common and rare cancers. This article features Dr. Willie Underwood III, an NCI grantee and African American Prostate Surgeon.
African Americans (PDF - 73KB)
Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens: An African American Scientist on the Frontier of Cancer Research
Researchers at NCI and at institutions throughout the United States investigate causes, treatments, and cures for common and rare cancers. This article features Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens, African American woman, medical doctor, a researcher for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National institutes of Health.
African Americans (PDF - 94KB)
What Are Cancer Disparities and How Do They Affect Me?
This article defines cancer health disparities, identifies leading cancers in this population, and lists several ways to reduce the risk of getting cancer.
African Americans (PDF - 61KB)
Videos in the Cancer Health Disparities Playlist (Below) Include:
Fighting Cancer Disparities: Part of a Broader Federal Initiative
Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), speaks about the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
Cancer and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), discusses cancer disparities and how they affect Asian American and Pacific Islander populations.
An American Indian Physician: Dr. Judith Kaur, Warrior in the Fight Against Cancer
Dr. Judith Kaur is an American Indian physician and Medical Director of Native American Programs at the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. She talks about her journey on the road to becoming a physician.
The Link Between Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer: The Asian American Community
Dr. Moon Chen, Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine and Associate Director of Cancer Control at the University of California-Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, speaks about Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer as a more prevalent problem in the Asian American community.