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KCRW reporter Avishay Artsy set out to report on ethnic disparities in cancer outcomes. After originally planning on covering three groups, he found he was able to tell more compelling stories by narrowing his focus to African-Americans and colon cancer.

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Prostate cancer survivor Freddie Muse talks to men at church, at barbershops, everywhere he goes. This, researchers say, is the best way to reduce the disparity among cancer screening and survival rates.

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Each year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer, and more than 50,000 die from it. That’s bad news, but for African-Americans, it’s even worse. KCRW reporter Avishay Artsy explains why.

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Colorectal cancer is preventable. But the invasive test that’s required for early detection often scares people. Researchers say a much higher percentage of African-Americans, compared with other groups, don’t sign up for the procedure. The consequences can be fatal.

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Reuters reporter Debra Sherman shares research she's found about cancer and diet.

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Duane Middleton died shortly after a routine colonoscopy. Then his life insurance provider denied his wife any benefits, a decision later held up in court. So how could three judges conclude that Middleton's death didn't qualify as an "accident"?

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Despite media exposes and a public backlash, a lot of meat and seafood is treated with less than savory methods to keep it looking fresh.

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South Hampton Roads, a metropolitan area of about 1.1 million people in southeastern Virginia, is comprised of five disparate cities: two urban, two suburban, and one rural.

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Despite the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, many Americans remain suspicious -- even fearful -- about the law.

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New colon cancer screening guidelines, a new study on using anti-depressants during pregnancy, new drug tests for sailors and more from our Daily Briefing.

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