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A new study led by a research scientist at the University of Georgia found that African-Americans in Georgia are less likely than whites to survive after being diagnosed with cancer. The study was recently published in the journal Cancer.

The study is one of the first to use what’s called mortality to incidence ratio or MIR.

“The MIR is essentially an estimate of kind of  survival. It can be thought of that way.”

Sara Wagner is an assistant research scientist in UGA’s College of Public Health: