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Cancer Disparities

Cancer gaps remain for African Americans

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The latest figures show many improvements have been made in cancer treatments and care for African Americans within the last decade. Since 1990 nearly 200,000 cancer deaths in black Americans have been avoided. But cancer death rates for both African American men and women are still higher than whites. Black women are 16 percent more likely to die from cancer than their white female counterparts. Latest research also shows that between 2005 and 2009, about ...

Latina seniors salsa dance their way to a healthy lifestyle

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BAILAMOS, is a Salsa dancing class that helps Latina women boost their physical activity in a fun and interactive way. Because dancing is widely accepted and enjoyed among the Latino community, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) are looking at how a salsa dance class specifically designed for senior Latinas can help improve routine activity, cognitive function and overall mobility. Latinas ages 65-74 are much less likely than other seniors to participate ...

Anticipated 2013 cancer figures

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The latest cancer figures compiled in the annual statistics report of the American Cancer Society show that more than 1.66 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2013, while more than 580,000 Americans are expected to die from the disease. Since 1991, the overall death rate for cancer in the U.S. has declined, primarily because of reductions in smoking and improved cancer screening. According to the report, about half of all new cancers ...