In a letter published today, 100 of the country's leading cancer doctors criticized the striking increase in the costs of cancer drugs. Some reports say the cost of the drugs increases 12 percent annually.
While being diagnosed with cancer is costly and difficult enough, for African-Americans, the odds of surviving the disease are lower than whites.
One Seattle group is trying to change that by building community support for black cancer patients. Ruby de Luna from Here & Now contributor KUOW reports.
This segment aired on July 23, 2015.