A recent report suggests African Americans have a higher likelihood of developing lung cancer than white Americans.
A recent report by the American Lung Association (ALA) suggests African Americans have a higher likelihood of developing lung cancer than white Americans. As reported by the American Cancer Society, the ALA report explores several factors that may contribute to the disparity including biological, environmental, and social.
William J. Hicks, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine Division of Hematology and Oncology, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, who authored the report’s preface, is quoted in the report as stating, “The American Lung Association’s report provides overwhelming evidence to support the case for a racial difference in the burden of lung cancer.”
The ALA report, “Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans,” can be viewed by visiting the American Lung Association’s web site, http://www.lungusa.org.