Bioscience

Blacks are more likely than whites to die of breast and prostate cancer. Researchers want to know why.

June 16, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Peter Wehrwein and Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D., NEWSWEEK] – Not so long ago, people were often uncomfortable discussing breast or prostate cancer. The science was also limited by a lack of funding. But with ribbons, walks, bicycle rides and fund-raising, advocacy groups generated resources for research and public-awareness programs. As a result, breast and prostate cancer are now very much on the map. Despite these laudable efforts, there’s still a disturbing fact about the two cancers that many Americans don’t know: AfricanAmericans