Duke Researchers Find Racial Gap In Cancer Survival Rates Due To Health Care Access

Black lung cancer patients are more likely to die from their disease than white patients, but they have better outcomes than whites when treated with immunotherapies that are now considered the best standard of care. This appears to indicate that barriers to care are a key driver behind the racial disparities in lung cancer survival rates, according to Duke University researchers led by Tomi Akinyemiju, Ph.D.