July 12, 2023
Inequities and SDOH | Tea Leaves
  • Death rates from certain cancers rose in Hispanic men and women over the two decades ending in 2020 while the rest of the population saw mortality decline, according to a new JAMA Oncology study. The study highlights how lack of access to health care has contributed to cancer being the leading cause of death among Hispanics, even as cancer incidence remains low for this population. The study also pointed to underrepresentation in cancer clinical trials, where Hispanic Americans account for about 10 percent of participants while accounting for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. (Article here)