HBCAC is proud to announce the debut of our short documentary "Empowering Our Youth:
This year’s champions are taking the lead on primary prevention, envisioning a world without cancer.
Road Map for Prevention mission statement
Road Map for Prevention is a part of Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition’s environmental education program providing stream of current health information to cancer survivors and their families, promoting a dialogue among communities to help reduce toxic exposures while encouraging a new generation of health professionals. The Road Map for Prevention provides evidence based knowledge to diverse population regarding risk factors of disease and how to optimize health.
INCLUDES: Toxic Triggers Chart, Look Before You L.E.A.P Educational Materials, I Am Fed Naturally, Organic Lawn Flag Program, Students and Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program; and Survey Mapping Publication
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences produces a monthly newsletter
that highlights environmental influences that effect our health.
Please take some time to view their monthly publication through their website
|The Cancer Divide: Tackling a Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival|
The Cancer Divide: Tackling a Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival
Coming together to reduce the gap. Recent New York Times article explores “The Breast Cancer Gap,” as mortality rates between women continue to widen.
The cancer divide between black women and white women in the United States is as entrenched as it is startling. In the 1980s, breast cancer survival rates for the two were nearly identical. But since 1991, as improvements in screening and treatment came into use, the gap has widened, with no signs of abating. Although breast cancer is diagnosed in far more white women, black women are far more likely to die of the disease.
The gap in cancer survival cannot be explained away by biological differences in cancer between blacks and whites, researchers say. While African-American women are at greater risk of a more aggressive form of cancer known as triple negative, those cancers account for only about 10 percent of diagnoses.
Click here to read the entire article, by New York Times' Tara Parker-Pope