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Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes in Black Women: Time for a Change - ACS Virtual Press Event

Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes in Black Women: Time for a Change

Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021, 11:00am - 11:45am EDT


Live Press Briefing featuring a panel of nationally recognized experts in the field following their presentation at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) annual ACS Clinical Congress being held virtually October 23–27.
African-American women have the highest mortality rate of all women with breast cancer. A significant number of African-American women present at an earlier age of diagnosis as well as with more advanced stage of disease. Five physicians will discuss barriers in access to screening and treatment, current recommendations for screening including risk-assessment models, modalities, and frequencies recommended for African-American women, and the impact of and strategies to reduce delays in diagnosis and treatment in this population.
This follow-up session will include summary and discussion of the panel presentation, along with a Q&A for reporters. Reporters are encouraged to view the panel session [ Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes in Black Women: Time for a Change (] before attending this press briefing. To obtain press credentials for the panel session on Monday, Oct. 25, email: [email protected]
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  • Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO, director of the breast program for the Weill Cornell Medicine-NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Network

  • Anita T Johnson, MD, FACS, CTCA, Chief of Surgery

  • Oluwadamilola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, FACS, Chief of Breast Surgery and Surgical Director of Rena Rowan Breast Center

  • Tuya Pal, MD, Associate Director for Cancer Health Disparities, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

  • Debra Monticciolo, MD, president of the American College of Radiology and vice chair of the department of radiology (for research) and section chief of breast imaging at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple in Texas

  • Registration is closed for this event.

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