According to the Pennsylvania Cancer Control, Prevention and Research Advisory Board (CAB) Cancer Burden Report, August 2019, Pennsylvania’s cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates have decreased among Pennsylvania women between 2000 and 2016. Cervical cancer trends in the state continue to reveal significant disparities among underserved populations.
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Infections can have serious complications for cancer patients. An infection can happen when your immune system is unable to fight off bacteria, viruses and other germs. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, can reduce the number of infection-fighting white blood cells and put people with cancer at a higher risk of infection.
The Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act (H.R. 1966), which would direct the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study federal policies that directly impact the participation rates of traditionally underrepresented populations in cancer clinical trials nationwide.