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Chuck D. Raises Awareness Around Colorectal Cancer in New Animated PSA 

Chuck D. Raises Awareness Around Colorectal Cancer in New Animated PSA 

Legendary Hip-Hop artist Chuck D who is also an Hip Hop Public Health Advisory Board Member, and leader of the legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy, is bringing awareness to colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death among American men and women combined. However the Chuck D’s PSA is specifically focusing on reaching Black and Hispanic Americans, who are disproportionally impacted by low colorectal cancer screening rates.

Colorectal cancer screening rates for Americans 50-75 years old are lower among Hispanic (59%) and Black people (66%) compared to white people (69%). African Americans are approximately 20% more likely to get colorectal cancer and about 40% more likely to die from it than most other groups. Latino adults are more likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer at later stages compared to white adults, which may be explained by disparities in screening rates.

“I’m honored to be a small part of the important work that Hip Hop Public Health and Stand Up To Cancer are doing. Hip-hop has a powerful voice and we’re using it to help make the community better, to try to get people to pay attention, to stay healthy and to catch things early instead of reading about it when it’s too late.”

 Chuck D. 

This campaign is the latest in a series of PSAs by SU2C (Stand Up To Cancer) to increase awareness about the importance of cancer screenings and clinical trials in Black and Hispanic communities. 

Check out the Stand Up To Cancer and Hip Hop Public Health PSA below.

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