Brenda Wilson. Courtesy Sisters Network hide caption. Many African-American women don't fit the profile of the average American woman who gets breast cancer.
This is because of socioeconomic inequality combined with inherently more aggressive tumor biology among women with African ancestry. Investigators were not able to stratify European-American patients with breast cancer into low- and high-risk populations, suggesting this model is only prognostic for African-American patients. Researchers acknowledged study limitations, including a lack of validation in other cohorts.
Background: African American breast cancer survivors have a higher incidence of estrogen receptor negative and basal-like e. While access to equitable care, late disease stage at diagnosis, tumor biology, and sociodemographic characteristics contribute to health disparities, poor lifestyle characteristics i. Lifestyle interventions hold promise in shielding African American survivors from second cancers, comorbidities, and premature mortality, but they are often underrepresented in studies promoting positive behaviors.
Courtesy Sisters Network. For them, putting off the first mammogram until 50 — as recommended by a government task force — could put their life in danger. Anderson Cancer Center.
ASCO is seeking 10 oncology practices in urban centers in the U. In most recent data availablebreast cancer mortality was 42 percent higher for African-American women in the U. Additionally, African-American women are often diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer when treatment options are limited and costly and the prognosis is poor.
Even after plus years, founder Karen Jackson says there is more work to be done. As women across the world reflect on personal stories, survival testimonies and memories of loved ones, survivorship organization Sisters Network is focused on the importance of sisterhood during the battle of facing and conquering breast cancer. Cancer survivor Karen E.
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Submit Abstract Register. Dear Colleagues and Friends, Sponsors and Exhibitors. The World Conference on Breast Cancer has become the premier platform not only for the presentation of new science, but also for unique networking opportunities.