Tag Archives: Breast

African-American Women At Higher Risk For Breast Cancer Mortality


Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Georgia women. The good news is more than half of deaths linked to the disease were prevented in the U.S. over the past three decades; however, there’s a big racial gap in Georgia. African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than non-hispanic white women. The American Cancer Society released these findings.

Carol DeSantis is the lead author of the study and spoke with “On Second Thought” with the latest statistics. Janice McKenzie-Crayton also joined the conversation. McKenzie-Crayton is a three-time breast cancer survivor and chair of Komen Atlanta’s Sisters of Promise.

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African American Women Are at a Disadvantage in Preventing Breast Cancer


Breast cancer risk estimation models identify women who are at high risk based on a variety of factors, and women who are identified as being at high risk may be able to reduce their chance of breast cancer through preventative measures such as prophylactic surgeries or chemoprevention medications. However, uptake of these preventative treatments varies among racial groups, new research from The Ohio State University finds that racial disparities in healthcare are to blame.

Breast cancer risk estimation models identify women who are at high risk based on a variety of factors, and women who are identified as being at high risk may be able to reduce their chance of breast cancer through preventative measures such as prophylactic surgeries or chemoprevention medications. However,…

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LXR/RXR pathway signaling associated with triple-negative breast cance


Odalys Torres-Luquis,1,2 Krystal Madden,3 N’sanh MR N’dri,1 Richard Berg,4 Olufunmilayo F Olopade,5 Wilfred Ngwa,6,7 Dafalla Abuidris,8 Suresh Mittal,1,2 Beverly Lyn-Cook,9 Sulma I Mohammed1,2

1Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA; 2Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA; 3Department of Learning Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA; 4Department of Surgery, Indiana University Health, Lafayette, IN, USA; 5Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA; 6Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 7Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical…

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Breast cancer survivors treated to cruise holiday by Royal Caribbean International



A group of breast cancer survivors from the US, UK and Singapore led by US‐based non‐profit organisation Send Me On Vacation, were invited by …
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Helping African American women get better access to breast cancer care




Almost everyone knows someone in their life impacted by breast cancer. One in eight women are impacted in the United States, but not everyone is impacted the same.

African American women are 20 to 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer, even though their rates of getting cancer are the same as white women. Channel 11 talked to Allegheny Health Network breast surgeon Rebecca Fisher…

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Examining peer support and survivorship for African American women with breast cancer – Nicks – – Psycho-Oncology


Objective

More than 3.5 million female breast cancer (BrCa) survivors live in the United States, and the number continues to grow. Health status and quality of life amongst survivors is variable, and African American (AA) survivors suffer disproportionately from BrCa morbidity and mortality. Emerging evidence suggests peer support is an effective strategy to promote positive survivorship outcomes for AA BrCa survivors. This study aimed to explore the role of peer support in the BrCa experiences of AA survivors.

Methods

Working collaboratively with The Breakfast Club, Inc. (BCI), a community‐based BrCa peer support…

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