Committees

Black Women Breast Cancer Awareness

KNOWN: Black women are 35% more likely compared to 15% in white women to carry a triple-negative BRCA1 mutation gene. Black women face both disproportionate exposure to breast carcinogens and the highest risk of serious health impacts from the disease. Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive breast cancer subtype that disproportionately affects BRCA1 mutations in young Black. There is evidence that Black women of African-American descent with TNBC have worse clinical outcomes than women of European descent.

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We can improve health policies in negatively affected Black communities by connecting decision makers with data and experiences that ensures every person has the opportunity to live a healthy life. “Racism is a serious threat to public health and AHCC has pledged to address racism and the obstacles it poses to health equity within Black communities. Reaching a just level of equity in health care for Black communities means dig up the roots that drive racism in health and addressing why inequitable practices still exist for people of color. 

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