Virginia Tech’s Wornie Reed helps lead nationwide outreach effort, Coronavirus Urban Report

The impact of COVID-19 on the well-being of ethnic minority groups is still emerging; however, current statistics suggest a disproportionate burden of illness and death among people of color.  “Many black residents live in segregated neighborhoods that lack job opportunities,…

Post-diagnosis disparities drive poorer outcomes for pediatric Black and Hispanic brain cancer patients

Of 1,881 patients under age 19 diagnosed with cancers of the brain and central nervous system between 2000 and 2015, 52 percent of White patients lived five years from diagnosis, whereas only 44 percent of African American patients and 45 percent of Hispanic patients reached a similar milestone.