• Oct. 5 2020
  • Village Administrator

Racial Gap in Lung Cancer Rates Declines

Black/White Disparity in Lung Cancer Incidence Reversed or Eliminated among Young Adults



A trend of higher lung cancer incidence rates in young Black people versus young white people in the United States has flipped, with the Black/white gap disappearing in men and reversing in women. The changing trends coincide with steeper declines in smoking in Black Americans, according to a new study, which appears in JNCI Cancer Spectrum.