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Racial minorities more willing to spend on cancer care
California Watch

Cancer patients who are racial minorities, especially black Americans, are more willing than their white counterparts to exhaust personal financial resources to prolong life, according to a study published today in the journal Cancer. In a study of 4,214 people recently diagnosed with lung or colorectal cancer, including some in California, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that 80 percent of blacks were willing to spend all their personal finances to extend life, while 72 percent of Asians, 69 percent of Hispanics and 54 percent of whites were willing to do so.