CDC: Breast cancer is more fatal among black women

11/14/2012 | Nurse.com

Black women had a 40% higher risk of dying from breast cancer compared with white women, despite having lower incidence of the disease, CDC researchers wrote in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. They said that more work is needed to raise awareness about prevention and screening and that black women often don't receive the same quality treatment as white women. "Although we are making progress reducing deaths from breast cancer, we have much work to do to reduce preventable deaths, particularly among African-American women," CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden said.

View Full Article in:

Nurse.com

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Director Medical Affairs
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Senior Scientist - Cell Engineering Group
Pfizer
San Francisco, CA
Medical Director - Physician
Willamette Valley Community Health
Salem, OR
Area Reimbursement Manager (CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, VT)
SI-BONE, INC
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Medical Director - Physician
Willamette Valley Community Health
Salem, OR