Cancer Disparities among Rural Racial/Ethnic Minorities in U.S.

New research from the University of South Carolina shows that rural Black populations have the highest cancer mortality rate in the U.S.

The report, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, also indicates cancer mortality rates among rural White and Black populations exceed those of their urban counterparts. The report summarizes how racism and social determinants of health disproportionately affect rural racial/ethnic minorities, examining cancer disparities in particular, and offers recommendations to reduce them. The research was funded by HRSA in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute.

Read the report.