Black men have the highest lung cancer mortality of all racial and ethnic groups. Lung cancer in the Black population is a multifactorial problem and to reduce the disparities, an understanding of all contributing variables in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is imperative.
This review article provides background on key factors that contribute to lung cancer disparities for Black patients and discusses strategies and future directions for radiation oncologists to bridge the gap.
See “Disparities in Lung Cancer for Black Patients in the US: An Overview of Contributing Factors and Potential Strategies” by Victor E. Chen, MD, et al. on the Applied Radiation Oncology website (December 24, 2020)