‘So little information’: Study finds significant absence of data on cancer in Black communities – CTV

Feb. 23, 2023

A significant lack of research on cancer in Black communities in Canada is hurting the population, and data urgently needs to be collected in order to improve the health-care system and patient outcomes, according to a new study.

While the U.S. has long established cancer outcomes are often worse in Black people, Canada is failing to even gather a base understanding of the experiences of racialized people in health care, study authors told CTVNews.ca.

Researchers from the University of Ottawa conducted a meta-analysis of medical literature to assess the landscape of cancer research in Black communities in Canada, which involved examining whether gaps and disparities were being addressed.

The study found there is no data for Black communities on the 20 most common types of cancer in Canada.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/so-little-information-study-finds-significant-absence-of-data-on-cancer-in-black-communities-1.6285156

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