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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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Cancer patients share thoughts on awareness

A common sentiment: 'Pink is a color, not a cure. We need research, not ribbons.'

Oct. 31, 2017 | By Fred Hutch News Service

As another Breast Cancer Awareness Month winds down, we asked patients and others who follow Fred Hutch on social media to tell us what they would like people to be aware of with regard to this high-profile cancer.

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Grappling with breast cancer around the globe

Fred Hutch global cancer initiative uses collaborations, common sense strategies to tackle health disparities in low- and middle-income countries

Oct. 27, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Each October in the U.S., women are accustomed to hearing messages about early detection and breast cancer awareness. But what’s the best way to raise breast cancer awareness in countries with no mammogram machines and few cancer treatment centers? Fred Hutch's Breast Health Global Initiative .

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Q & A with Dr. Peggy Porter: Targeted breast cancer treatments require diverse research data

Breast cancer researcher discusses need to extend research and results to minority women

Oct. 26, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards and Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Personalized breast cancer treatments must come to everyone -- and that requires study data from diverse populations, says breast cancer researcher Dr. Peggy Porter.

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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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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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