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Dr. Jay Mendoza moves into health disparities leadership at Fred Hutch, Cancer Consortium

New Office of Community Outreach and Engagement to focus on underserved populations in western Washington

April 5, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Pediatrician and public health researcher Dr. Jay Mendoza has been named director of Fred Hutch’s Health Disparities Research Center, replacing Dr. Beti Thompson.

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We are failing black women with breast cancer

Fred Hutch experts cite nationwide shortcomings

Nov. 1, 2017 | By Drs. Beti Thompson and Nancy E. Davidson

As another Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, a troubling inequity must remain front and center: Black women are being left behind by our efforts to end the suffering caused by this disease. This disparity can be narrowed with two steps: Boost research on the types of breast cancer that are more prevalent among black women, and improve outreach efforts to inform them.

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Health disparities in breast cancer and beyond

A Q & A with Dr. Beti Thompson and patient advocate Bridgette Hempstead about the science of equity and how to empower the underserved

Oct. 20, 2017 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

How do Fred Hutch researchers combat health disparities? By partnering directly with vulnerable communities here in Seattle and elsewhere. In this video, writer Diane Mapes chats with Dr. Beti Thompson, head of the Hutch Health Disparities Research Center and one of her community partners, Bridgette Hempstead of Cierra Sisters.

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