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Combating Cancer In Young Women Online

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By Special Report From: afro.com A feature of North America Précis Syndicate Women from the ages of 18 to 50 are the most active group of adult Internet and social media users. And even though women in this age group are less likely to get breast cancer than older women, it does happen. Now, three southern states are making sure …

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Susan G. Komen Announces $27 Million Health Equity Initiative To Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths In African-American Community

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

10-City Initiative Complements Komen’s Decades-Long Service to Medically Underserved September 14, 2016 — The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization gathered philanthropic, civic, medical and business leaders in Washington today to formally launch a $27 million,10-city initiative to reduce breast cancer death rates among African-American women. “African-American women are almost 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women in …

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US Breast Cancer Deaths Falling Steadily — But Black Women Increasingly At Risk

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Richard Knox From: wbur.org With all the recent controversy over how often women should get mammograms, you might not realize that breast cancer is becoming an ever more-survivable disease. But, alas, that’s not the case among black women in this country. Historically they’ve had the highest risk of dying if they get breast cancer among any ethnic group. And …

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African-American Women and Breast Cancer Risk

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH From: huffingtonpost.com Each year during the month of February we celebrate Black History Month, which marks the celebration of achievements by African Americans. In contrast to the recognitions and ceremonies of the month, however, we continue to face a troubling health statistic: African-American women have lower breast cancer survival rates than white women. According …

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Study: African-American women twice as likely to die from breast cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Reba Holllingsworth From: http://wtvr.com A new study raises a decades-old question: is there a link between race and breast cancer? The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which looked at 375,000 women with breast cancer, found white women are more likely to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. However, the study found that black women …