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Cancer Health Disparities

Many population groups across the United States and around the world suffer disproportionately from cancer and its after-effects. Overcoming cancer health disparities is one of the best opportunities we have for lessening the burden of cancer. NCI supports research to identify and understand the factors that contribute to disparities. NCI also funds studies to develop and disseminate culturally appropriate interventions.

The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities is the cornerstone of the NCI's efforts to reduce the unequal burden of cancer in our society. The Center is committed to improving our understanding of the causes of disparities and reducing and eliminating them.

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