ABSTRACT: Impact of Breast Cancer on African American Women: Priority
Areas for Research in the Next Decade
Despite all the gains that have been made in the area of breast
cancer research, African American women suffer disproportionately
from the effects of the disease. Breast cancer is the second
leading cause of cancer death among African American women, exceeded
only by lung cancer.
Improvements in cancer incidence, mortality, and survival rates
among populations are undoubtedly the outcome of quality research.
Therefore, there is a need to identify and discuss issues regarding
breast cancer among African American women and to determine whether
these issues should be a part of the nation's breast cancer research
This commentary summarizes the results of the Summit Meeting Evaluating
Research on Breast Cancer in African American Women, which was
held September 8-11, 2000, in Washington, DC.
priority areas and some of the questions that fueled this 2-day
discussion among 130 participants, including health advocates,
cancer survivors, and experts representing various areas of cancer
[04/02/2002; American Journal of Public Health]
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