Study reveals cancer diagnosis is more deadly in blacks
Hebert said the study does not explain the cause of the racial and sex differences among the cancer rates.
“It may be that African Americans are getting a particularly virulent type of cancer,” he said. “They may be diagnosed at later stages or not getting follow-up care after a cancer diagnosis. We don’t have those answers.
"But this study does give public-health and other healthcare professionals a better understanding of the areas of the state with the greatest cancer incidence and deaths due to cancer. It shows where we need to target our resources.”