Building a better understanding of cancer disparities in order to address inequities in cancer outcomes in Wisconsin
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Cancer disparities are a complex and persistent problem in Wisconsin and the United States. 2015-2019 data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute demonstrated that Black Wisconsin residents are diagnosed with cancer at a rate 22.2% higher than their White counterparts and die from these diagnoses 38.9% more frequently than White Wisconsin residents.
American Indian/Alaskan Natives similarly have a 12% higher cancer incidence and 13% higher cancer mortality rates when compared to White Wisconsin residents. This project will build the research expertise and data analytic infrastructure necessary to develop a research program that investigates the mechanisms underlying surgical oncology disparities at the population and epigenetic levels to inform effective interventions aimed at closing the gap.
The results of this project will inform how to ameliorate inequities in cancer outcomes across Wisconsin.
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