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Let’s start with the good news: A new report from the American Cancer Society finds that the disparity in cancer mortality between blacks and whites has significantly narrowed in recent years.

In 1990, black men were 47 percent more likely to die of cancer than white men, while black women were 19 percent more likely to die from cancer than white women. By 2012, however, the disparity dropped to 24 percent for men and 14 percent for women.

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