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There’s no single silver bullet to eliminate the devastating disparities Black women face in breast cancer care and outcomes.

a screenshot of lori pierce delivering her asco president's address at this year's annual meeting

The 57th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), held virtually in early June, reflected this moment in societal history with an emphasis on health equity and cancer disparities.

In the United States, breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer diagnosed among women after non-melanoma skin cancer, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death.

In June, BCRF researcher Dr. Lori Pierce began her year as president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), one of the most prominent professional organizations for oncology professionals and physicians in the world.

During ASCO’s annual meeting in June, BCRF investigator Dr. Daniel Hayes, spoke of the challenges and urgency in ending disparities in cancer outcomes.

Breast cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the U.S., and is second only to lung cancer in cancer-related deaths.

Cancer is a complicated disease and person’s risk and outcome after a cancer diagnosis is based on multiple factors from individual risk, to response to treatment,  to quality of life after treatment (often referred to as survivorship).