Research conducted by:
News Releases (7)
Across the United States in 2009, overall cancer incidence was 4 percent higher among blacks than among whites. The disparity was more striking in Washington, D.C., where the overall cancer incidence among black residents was 54 percent higher than the incidence among white residents.
Breast implants appear to be associated with a rare form of lymphoma, but there is not yet evidence to show that the cancer is caused by implants or to suggest an underlying mechanism for how the disease might develop.
New results from a major initiative on the quality of cancer care in the U.S. have found that patients with a common type of colon cancer—especially older patients—often are not treated as aggressively with chemotherapy as research shows is necessary to improve survival.
Although advances in genomic medicine for common adult chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer hold promise for improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment, health professionals and the public are not prepared to effectively integrate these new tools into practice.
May 2, 2006 News Release: Study Finds Middle-Aged Americans Less Healthy Than English Counterparts.
RAND news release: Detailed Results Released From First-Ever National Study on Cancer Care Quality in the United States
RAND news release: RAND Study Finds No Link Between Consuming Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Lower Incidence of Cancer