The Accidental Racism In Dermatology


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Melanoma is a dangerous skin cancer with clear warning signs — that is, if you have white skin. Dr. Jenna Lester is an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, where she is the founding director of the Skin of Color Program. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the gap between skin cancer statistics — survival rates of melanoma are only 65 percent for Black people versus 91 percent for whites — and what needs to happen within the medical community to improve.

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