A recent report from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network on the cancer burden in New York City is making headlines, highlighting health disparities and opportunities for intervention among different city populations.
The maps illustrate how different types of cancers are distributed among men and women in each borough. Cancer cases and deaths differ greatly among boroughs and neighborhoods, reflecting the diverse socioeconomic and demographic characteristics across New York City.
The report makes policy recommendations to reduce the cancer burden in the city such as restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products including menthol and electronic cigarettes, investing in programs to improve access to affordable healthy foods in neighborhoods with limited options, increasing funding for cancer screening programs, and launching an aggressive campaign to increase HPV vaccination rates.
Read the full report here.