US study links poverty to low cancer survival rates

A new study by a group of researchers from the United States suggests that poverty makes minority children less likely to survive many types of cancer.

The study looked at 32,000 black, white and Hispanic children with 12 types of cancer between 2000 and 2011.

It found that racial differences alone could not explain the sometimes wide differences in survival rates.

Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Chicago.

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