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The Breast Cancer Gap

By BCRF | January 4, 2016

Understanding Disparities in Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Survival

Breast cancer does not discriminate. Regardless of age, gender or race, the disease impacts everyone. However, there are differences among populations in occurrence, diagnosis and treatment. While some diagnoses may be related to genetic predisposition of specific ethnicities, poor outcomes associated with limited access to treatment are entirely preventable.

“Inequities in breast cancer have expanded dramatically in the last 10 to 15 years,” said Marc Hurlbert, BCRF’s Chief Mission Officer. “As we’ve brought more imaging techniques, surgical approaches and new drugs to market, people haven’t been able to access them equally.”

Resolving disparities in breast cancer research and care remain a top priority for BCRF in our mission to eradicate breast cancer. To that end, we have established a new series on our blog that addresses these issues. Read along as we share the latest research in this field.

Find our first post here.