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The perspective of African-American breast cancer survivor-advocates.
Cancer 2003; 97(1 Suppl):324-8C

Abstract

BACKGROUND

This article discusses the sometimes unique presentation and course of breast cancer in African-American women and the impact these differences have on the perception of breast disease among African-American women.

METHODS

The project described represents the thoughts of many African-American breast cancer survivors, as summarized by three breast cancer survivor-advocates who work through very different national organizations, each of whom has vast experience working directly with African-American breast cancer survivors and their families.

RESULTS

In addition to discussions of compelling considerations that have an impact on survivor access, such as agency, culture, and class, other important access questions are raised for research scientists and clinicians that have an impact on the prevention, screening, and detection and treatment of breast cancer in African-American women as well as their accrual to clinical trials.

CONCLUSIONS

To eradicate ethnicity-related disparities in breast cancer outcomes for African-American women, it is important for the medical community (clinicians and research scientists) to develop active partnerships with African-American and other breast cancer survivor-advocates in order to establish effective breast health awareness and breast cancer treatment programs and to develop meaningful breast cancer research programs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Breast Cancer Liaison, National Black Women's Health Project, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 West 168 Street, Suite 1030, New York City, NY 10032, USA. nl227@columbia.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12491496

Citation

Lythcott, Ngina, et al. "The Perspective of African-American Breast Cancer Survivor-advocates." Cancer, vol. 97, no. 1 Suppl, 2003, pp. 324-8.
Lythcott N, Green BL, Kramer Brown Z. The perspective of African-American breast cancer survivor-advocates. Cancer. 2003;97(1 Suppl):324-8.
Lythcott, N., Green, B. L., & Kramer Brown, Z. (2003). The perspective of African-American breast cancer survivor-advocates. Cancer, 97(1 Suppl), pp. 324-8.
Lythcott N, Green BL, Kramer Brown Z. The Perspective of African-American Breast Cancer Survivor-advocates. Cancer. 2003 Jan 1;97(1 Suppl):324-8. PubMed PMID: 12491496.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The perspective of African-American breast cancer survivor-advocates. AU - Lythcott,Ngina, AU - Green,Bettye L, AU - Kramer Brown,Zora, PY - 2002/12/20/pubmed PY - 2003/1/16/medline PY - 2002/12/20/entrez SP - 324 EP - 8 JF - Cancer JO - Cancer VL - 97 IS - 1 Suppl N2 - BACKGROUND: This article discusses the sometimes unique presentation and course of breast cancer in African-American women and the impact these differences have on the perception of breast disease among African-American women. METHODS: The project described represents the thoughts of many African-American breast cancer survivors, as summarized by three breast cancer survivor-advocates who work through very different national organizations, each of whom has vast experience working directly with African-American breast cancer survivors and their families. RESULTS: In addition to discussions of compelling considerations that have an impact on survivor access, such as agency, culture, and class, other important access questions are raised for research scientists and clinicians that have an impact on the prevention, screening, and detection and treatment of breast cancer in African-American women as well as their accrual to clinical trials. CONCLUSIONS: To eradicate ethnicity-related disparities in breast cancer outcomes for African-American women, it is important for the medical community (clinicians and research scientists) to develop active partnerships with African-American and other breast cancer survivor-advocates in order to establish effective breast health awareness and breast cancer treatment programs and to develop meaningful breast cancer research programs. SN - 0008-543X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12491496/The_perspective_of_African_American_breast_cancer_survivor_advocates_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.11013 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -