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Komen Perspective

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and a number of invited experts in the field want to share their perspective on a variety of current breast cancer topics with you.  With this in mind, we have created a monthly column, where we will review relevant research findings on the causes, prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer.  We will examine the medical literature behind the popular news in the media and put the latest findings into context for women at risk of breast cancer and for those already diagnosed with the disease.  We hope this column will be informative for you.  

Eric P. Winer, MD
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board


Breast Cancer Disparities 
(March 2014)

We have seen great progress in the treatment and overall breast cancer care over the last 25 years in the U.S. Unfortunately, improvement has not occurred equally among all populations. Breast cancer takes a disproportionate toll on women of color and those of low-income and education. There are many factors that contribute to breast cancer disparities. It doesn't all have to do with a lack of health care coverage. Studies show factors affected by social and racial inequalities such as education, income and the quality of neighborhood environments are thought to play a major role in disparities.  Find out more.   





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