Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Survivorship Disparities

Survivorship disparities are differences in outcomes among specific population groups, such as race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and education.

Examples

Breast Cancer

African American women are nearly twice as likely as white women to be diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer and are much more likely than white women to die from breast cancer.

Liver Cancer

Rates of liver cancer are higher among American Indians/Alaska Natives and Asian and Pacific Islanders than other racial/ethnic groups.

Cervical Cancer

Women in rural areas are twice as likely to die from cervical cancer as women in more urban areas.

Risk Factors Associated With Disparities

  • Genetic and Biological Factors

  • Health Care Access

  • Socioeconomic Factors

  • Chemical and Physical Exposures

  • Diet

  • Physical Activity

Georgia CORE is committed to improving the quality of cancer for all Georgians and closing the gap in health disparities.

Adapted from Cancer Disparities, originally published by the National Cancer Institute.

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Visit the Learning to Live Log by one of our featured survivors, Rebecca Palpant Shimkets

Rebecca Palpant Shimkets is a two-time cancer survivor with an over two-decade career in mental health specializing in media depictions of mental illnesses and building programs in the U.S. and internationally. The LLL is a beautifully written, bi-weekly email that explores mental health and post-treatment cancer survivorship.

9/19/2019

Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and Georgia CORE cosponsor luncheon to provide in-depth look at breast cancer disparities in metro Atlanta

Emory University researcher discusses prevalent disparity affecting African American women.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Breast Cancer License Tag Awards!

Eight organizations across the state have been awarded grants totaling $400,000 for breast cancer education, screening and treatment for underserved Georgians.

 About 10/24/2019

Partnership awards $100,000 for breast cancer research

Georgia CORE, in partnership with It’s The Journey and A Cure In Our Lifetime Atlanta has awarded a $100,000 grant to Dr. Veena Rao, Morehouse School of Medicine for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research.

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Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.