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Survivorship disparities are differences in outcomes among specific population groups, such as race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and education.
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.
Rates of liver cancer are higher among American Indians/Alaska Natives and Asian and Pacific Islanders than other racial/ethnic groups.
Women in rural areas are twice as likely to die from cervical cancer as women in more urban areas.
Genetic and Biological Factors
Health Care Access
Chemical and Physical Exposures
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.
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.
Emory University researcher discusses prevalent disparity affecting African American women.
Eight organizations across the state have been awarded grants totaling $400,000 for breast cancer education, screening and treatment for underserved Georgians.
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.
Hearts and Minds Dedicated to Improving Cancer Care
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.