Black Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer Less Likely to Trust, Participate in Clinical Trials

A Black patient with metastatic breast cancer explained that the results of the survey show that more work must be done by all stakeholders to increase the participation in clinical trials to accurately assess treatments in diversified populations.

Buddy Check: What Black women need to know about breast cancer

Doctor Joana Folayan is an OB-GYN in Las Vegas and a breast cancer survivor. “I think that women should definitely concentrate on doing their breast self-exams. I think they should do it every month, a week after their menses.”

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Higher Breast Cancer Risk in Black and Hispanic Women

Black and Hispanic women who had low levels of vitamin D in their blood were more likely to develop breast cancer than women with sufficient levels.

Is It all In the Genes?

Racial Differences in Genomic Profiles May Help Explain Breast Cancer Outcomes

After Screening, Keep Feeling!

After your screening, please keep feeling!

Risk Assessment at Age 30

Black women face barriers at every stage of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and the effects ripple through their families and communities

I Have Breast Cancer

MP Dawn Butler says EARLY DETECTION is everything

Dying Hair and Breast Cancer

Can Dying Your Hair Raise Your Risk for Breast Cancer? Experts Explain

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

What Black Women need to know about Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

Is it Possible to Breastfeed With Advanced Breast Cancer?

If a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer while nursing, most physicians recommend that they stop breastfeeding. (BlackDoctorOrg - BDO)

10 Breast Cancer Myths

Piercings are linked to breast cancer? (BDO)

Having Dense Breasts

Dense Breasts? This MRI Screening Can Rule Out Breast Cancer (BDO)

The Leading Black/African Oncologist

The William L. McGuire Lecture Award will be presented to Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, FAACR, at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. December, 2, 2021

Attitudes of Oncologists

Oncologist Attitudes May Factor into Underutilization of Genetic Counseling, Testing in Black Women with Breast Cancer. November 30, 2021

Black Breast Reconstruction

African American women are less likely to be pictured in social media posts showing the outcomes of breast reconstruction. December 1, 2021

No Young & Black Person Speaks About It

Lucy was 26 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After finding a lump in her breast by chance while on a day off, she made an appointment with her GP.
November 11, 2021

Racial Minorities Underrepresented in Cancer Research

Black, Hispanic, American Indian, and Alaskan Native people are vastly underrepresented in research studies on breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancer. November 8, 2021

Why we need new breast cancer screening guidelines for Black women

Current mammography guidelines are “one size fits all” for all women in the United States. November 3, 2021

Breast cancer in Africa: A growing dilemma

In Nigeria, Uganda and Malawi, lifesaving information is often scarce, and many patients lack access to adequate treatment.
October 18, 2021

African American breast cancer patients less likely to receive genetic counseling

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine surveyed doctors for differences in genetic counseling between Black & white women with breast cancer.
October 18, 2021

Angie Taylor

After Breast Cancer Journey, Survivor Gives Back October 19, 2021

Woman With Double Mastectomy Was Told To Wear A Bra To The Pool

A white woman with a double mastectomy, told to wear a bra in the pool, follows the rule literally.
October 19, 2021

News on triple negative treatment

Gilead’s Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan) received a positive opinion for adult patients with unresectable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).
October 18, 2021

Breast cancer patients turning to marijuana – but many hide it.

Nearly one-third of patients surveyed by the American Cancer Society said they felt uncomfortable discussing cannabis with doctors.
October 18, 2021

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Breast Cancer In Caribbean Women

What You Need to Know About the #1 Cause of Cancer Deaths Among Caribbean Women.
October 4, 2021

Shamara Morrison

Diagnosed at 32, Shamara Morrison (Jamaican) shares her breast cancer journey.
October 17, 2021

Turks and Caicos

Breast Cancer cases in TCI increased in 2021. Cancer Society urges early screening.
October 8, 2021

Princess Wilkes

How To Live In The Now with
Metastatic Breast Cancer -
October 13, 2021

Breast cancer ‘rampant in Africa’

Tanzania’s first female physician talks about
breast cancer in Africa -
October 13, 2021

Breast cancer in Ghana

Cultural & structural influences that ‘hide’ information from women diagnosed with breast cancer in Ghana.
October 11, 2021

Black Women Have Nearly 3x Higher Triple Negative Breast Cancer Risk

Black women have nearly a three-fold increased risk of triple negative breast cancers -
October 4, 2021

Doctors on Closing the Breast Cancer Mortality Gap for Black Women

The mortality rate for Black women with breast cancer is 42% higher than for white women -
October 2, 2021

New Campaign Brings Awareness To Women Of Color With Breast Cancer

Increasing the representation and inclusion of minority breast cancer survivors -
October 4, 2021.

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'I thought I was too young to have breast cancer

When Lucy found a lump on her breast,
cancer didn't even cross her mind.
September 22, 2021

Black Women Face Three-Fold Increased Risk of Triple Negative Breast Cancers

An analysis of patients highlights the differing
races, ages, and disease subtypes.
September 20, 2021.

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Partnership fights to amplify Black women’s voice in breast cancer research

The #BlackDataMatters movement aims to increase the presence of black women in vital clinical studies.
October 31, 2021

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why are Black women more likely to develop breast Cancer?

Black and white women have the SAME gene mutations linked to breast cancer risk.
September 5, 2010

We’re calling on big brands to stop selling Hair Relaxers

Hair relaxers containing lye could put black women 30 per cent more at risk of breast cancer.

August 26, 2021

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The breast cancer gene, or BRCA, informs a person’s likelihood of getting cancer.

People with mutated BRCA genes may have a higher chance of getting breast and ovarian cancer.
August 24, 2021

Screening by mammography

Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) is more difficult to detect on mammography.
September 20, 2021

Caribbeans and Breast Cancer

1 in 7 Caribbean Adults With Breast or Ovarian Cancers Have Actionable Pathogenic Variants.
March 10, 2021

Gene Sequencing in the Caribbean

What proportion of Caribbean patients with breast or ovarian cancer carry a mutated inherited gene?
March 1, 2021

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