In the U.S., colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and in women, and the second most common cause of cancer deaths when men and women are combined. Despite advancements in screening and treatment, CRC does not affect every community the same.
Data Collection and Cancer Health Equity
Health equity in cancer care means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or zip code. Addressing health equity in cancer starts with timely, complete, and accurate data on populations and demographics that are facing cancer disparities.