Published on: January 12, 2021
Read the Cancer Facts & Figures 2021, for the latest estimates, information and statistics for deaths related to cancer.
Published on: July 23, 2019
It’s true that people with darker skin have a lower risk of melanoma. But as a recent study showed, it’s also true that non-Hispanic Black Americans are more likely to have lower survival rates when they are diagnosed. That’s partly because compared with non-Hispanic whites, people with darker skin are more often diagnosed with later-stage melanoma (after it’s spread). It’s also because the most common type of melanoma among non-Hispanic Blacks—called acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM)—has a lower survival rate.
Published on: May 10, 2017
Having darker skin doesn’t prevent skin cancer. A new study is looking at myths about sun protection and Latinos in order to develop resources to help.
Published on: June 10, 2016
American Cancer Society-funded researcher Rodney Stewart, PhD, uses zebrafish to unlock clues to melanoma and pediatric brain tumors.