American Cancer Society launches groundbreaking study into cancer risks for Black women

View of American Cancer Society Center from Centennial Olympic Park.

Courtesy of the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has launched its Voices of Black Women study to understand cancer risk and outcomes in Black women.

The program hopes to enroll over 100,000 women aged 25-55 from diverse backgrounds across 20 states, including Georgia.

Led by ACS researchers, the study will listen to Black women’s experiences to address cancer disparities.

Dr. Alpa Patel is one of those ACS researchers leading the study.

She said this initiative is crucial for health equity, as Black women face higher cancer death rates.

Participants will answer surveys over a 30-year period.