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BREAST CANCER MORTALITY REPORT: CLOSING THE GAPS IN EIGHT COMMUNITIES

SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE (2007) BREAST CANCER MORTALITY REPORT: CLOSING THE GAPS IN EIGHT COMMUNITIES. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    Researchers retained by Susan G. Komen for the Cure analyzed eight locations in the United States with high rates of breast cancer mortality – six counties, one city neighborhood, and the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The goals of this analysis were to: ❖ Understand the circumstances unique to each location that might contribute to the disparity in mortality statistics, as seen through the eyes of front-line care providers and community health care workers; ❖ Identify common issues, including screening and treatment barriers, that might be factors associated with high breast cancer mortality rates in these locations; and ❖ Propose policy options and possible funding strategies for reducing breast cancer mortality rates in these locations and similarly affected areas throughout the United States.


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    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: breast cancer mortality, disparity in mortality statistics, treatment barriers, African-American neighborhoods, Gaps in Care, Racial Disparities
    Subjects: Research
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
    Health > Policy
    Health > Disparities
    Health
    Health > Public Health
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
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    Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2011
    Last Modified: 12 Apr 2011 10:49
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/666

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