Cancer death rates for Black people declined, but are still higher than for other groups

May 19, 2022

A study published in JAMA Oncology on May 19, 2022, and funded by the US NIH shows that "from 1999 to 2019, rates of cancer deaths declined steadily among Black people in the United States. Nevertheless, in 2019, Black people still had considerably higher rates of cancer death than people in other racial and ethnic groups, a large epidemiologic study has found. The study was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health", based on the NIH report.

Cancer death rates among Black people declined over time, but remain higher than other racial and ethnic groups | National Institutes of Health (NIH)