About CHDI

In recent decades, treatments for cancer have improved and deaths due to cancer have decreased. But unfortunately, not all Americans benefit equally from these successes. Many groups in Wisconsin and nationwide - often defined by where they live, by their income, race, ethnicity, education or sexual orientation - experience a greater burden of cancer along the continuum from prevention to detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of life.


Our mission is to increase the capacity of communities and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center to reduce inequities in the cancer burden through research, outreach and education.

The National Cancer Institute's definition of cancer health disparities is adverse differences in the incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and burden of cancer  or related health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States.

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