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Nutrition and Breast Cancer in Latina Women

20/10/2015 01:00pm | 15836 views

Contributed by Walter Willett, MD, Dr.PH (Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Chair, Department of Nutrition and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School) and Felicia Knaul, PhD (Director, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Founding President, Tómatelo a Pecho, México, A.C. and Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School).

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation Partners With Hispanic Healthy Living To Raise Latina Breast Cancer Awareness

24/02/2015 04:52pm | 9652 views

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation announces a partnership with Healthy Hispanic Living to increase breast cancer awareness in the Latina community. The partnership commences on February 1st with a 90-day breast cancer campaign to advance Hispanic women’s understanding of the disease and their risk while also inspiring them and their families to lead healthier lives.

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Q&A with Dr. Jeffrey Weitzel: Research Addresses Genetic Mutations and Disparities in Latina Breast Care (Part 2)

24/02/2015 05:05pm | 8113 views

By Breast Cancer Research Foundation

This is the conclusion of a two-part Q&A between Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and Dr. Jeffery Weitzel, Division Chief of Clinical Cancer Genetics at City of Hope in California, in which he discusses his work in the Latina community, both in the U.S. and Latin America, and his insight on new discoveries that are helping us to understand the role of genetics in breast cancer risk for Hispanic women.

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Bridging The Gap In Breast Cancer

29/04/2015 10:52am | 7588 views

Breast cancer research has fueled advances in early detection, prevention and treatments that have had a significant impact on many women. In the U.S. alone, there are nearly three million breast cancer survivors today; however, in spite of this trend, not all women experience the same good fortune. Disparities in breast cancer health, care and survival still exist across various populations, in particular the Hispanic community.

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Understanding Disparities in Outcomes in Hispanic Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer

14/03/2015 12:09pm | 7823 views

BCRF investigator Dawn Hershman, MD, MS of Columbia University Medical Center and BCRF Grantee looks for differences in recurrence scores between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women with the most common type of the disease.

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $500 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. This year, BCRF is investing $58.6 million in research, to support more than 220 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents, including $11.6 million to the international Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund focused on metastasis. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an "A+" from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 12 times since 2002. For more information, please visit: