Black Men 5 Times More Likely to Die from Prostate Cancer

Black Men 5 Times More Likely to Die from Prostate Cancer

Black men may be up to five times more likely to die from prostate cancer than white men, a new study has found.

 An analysis of cancer registries published March 31 by JAMA Network Open noted that, overall, across the United States, black men had a nearly 40 percent higher risk for death from the disease than white men. However, the authors of the paper also observed that these racial differences were more pronounced in some regions than in others. For example, black men in Atlanta with a Gleason Score of 1 had the lowest chance of surviving the disease among the 17 geographic regions included in the analysis. Click here to learn more.