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The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

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CDC Research: Preventable Colon Cancer Deaths Cost the Economy $6.4 Billion

CDC LogoWashington, DC, November 16, 2015 ― Nancy Shute reports on NPR that nearly 20 percent of the people in low-income communities who die of colon cancer could have been saved with early screening.

And those premature deaths take a toll on communities that can least bear it.

Lower-income communities in the United States face $6.4 billion in lost wages and productivity because of premature deaths due to colon cancer, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The researchers looked at colon cancer deaths from 2008 though 2012 for people between 50 and 74 years of age.

They figured out the preventable deaths by comparing the death rates in high-income counties compared to those with lower incomes. The higher-income areas were defined as those in which at least 85 percent of the population had graduated from high school.

Colon cancer used to be more common in white people with higher incomes, but over the past few decades screening has reduced their risk to the point that African-Americans now have higher rates.

To read Shute’s full story, click here.