Webinar Announcement: Racial and Health Disparities in Breast Cancer

On October 29, Preconception Peer Educators will host a webinar on breast cancer disparities in breast cancer risk with Dr. Lisa Newman, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Breast Care Center at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Lisa Newman, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Breast Care Center at the University of Michigan
Dr. Newman specializes in breast cancer disparities in breast cancer risk.

Click now to view this CNN profile on Dr. Newman’s work

African American women are at substantially higher risk of being diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. African American women are twice as likely to be affected (compared to White). Triple negative breast cancer represents about forty percent of cancer diagnoses in African American women (correlatively, triple negative breast cancer represents close to three-fourths of cancers in Ghanaian women).  Yet treatments for triple negative breast cancer lag two to three decades behind, which isn’t the case for any other type of cancer.

Click Here to register for the webinar

Since 1985 October has been observed as National Breast Cancer Awareness month. For 30 years there have been efforts during the month that address education on risk factors and protective measures. But there are still major disparities in cancer prevention and cancer risk. Learn about why these disparities exist and what you can do to help reduce cancer risk in your communities.

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