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Combating breast cancer health disparities with education, support

'Knowledge, empowerment — that's what we do': Breast cancer patient Bridgette Hempstead shares her inspiring Cierra Sisters story

Oct. 17, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Breast cancer patients Sandra Evans and Bridgette Hempstead tell the story of the African-American cancer support group Cierra Sisters, which has gone on to help hundreds of Seattle men and women since Hempstead founded it shortly after her diagnosis.

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Understanding cancer health disparities

Researchers and community advocates discuss causes, countermeasures at annual Science of Community Equity Symposium

May 22, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch public health researcher Dr. Beti Thompson and a quartet of community health advocates discussed ways to eliminate health disparities Friday at the Science of Community Equity Symposium.

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The power of sharing your story

Patient stories provide a powerful medium for healing, as well as learning about disease, new study confirms

Sept. 2, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Sharing a cancer story can be powerful, especially within communities of color. A new study out from Fred Hutch's Health Disparities Research Center confirms that sharing stories of cancer and other illness help patients heal and provide hope, strength and encouragement to others.

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