The majority of San Francisco residents are people of color. Our city's African American, Latino, and Asian populations tend to experience cancer's impact more deeply and widely than the city's white population. Most cancers occur more frequently in underserved populations, such as communities of color, disadvantaged groups, and LGBT populations. Mortality rates are also higher in those groups.
Social determinants of health are important factors in those disparities include:
SF CAN aims to improve access to information and quality of care. We will continue to investigate why many cancers are more prevalent among disadvantaged populations and devise solutions.