REACHING TO END DISPARITIES IN BREAST CANCER
FOR BLACK WOMEN IN INDIANAPOLISBREAST CANCER IS DIFFERENT AND MORE DEADLY FOR BLACK WOMEN
To eliminate late-stage breast cancer diagnoses and
high breast cancer death rates for Black women in Indianapolis.
To raise awareness about breast cancer disparities for Black women.
To connect Black women to timely, affordable, quality and accessible breast health services.
To promote and conduct research and support interventions to improve the screening, diagnostic testing, treatment and survivorship experiences of Black women in Indianapolis.
Black women face many breast cancer disparities. Although White women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, Black women in Indianapolis are 41% more likely to die from breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in Black women.
Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive types of breast cancer, like triple negative breast cancer, that are less-receptive to treatment, especially before age 45.
Black women are more likely than any other racial group to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age. Disparities in breast cancer mortality for Black women leads to 5 excess deaths per day in the United States.
we are now recruiting participants for our
Trailblazer Award study
We have re-opened our Trailblazer Award Study. Participant interviews will be conducted virtually. Call or email today for more information.