May 4, 2023 The Impact of Skin Cancer on the Hispanic Community


The rate of melanoma—the most dangerous form of skin cancer—has risen 20 percent among Hispanics in the past 20 years, and Hispanics who get skin cancer are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages when it is harder to treat. There are significant ethnic disparities in skin-cancer related morbidity and mortality, with Hispanics having higher mortality rates than non-Hispanic whites. Researchers, including those at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with RWJBarnabas Health, are currently working to understand these disparities. Read More