Black Women with Breast Cancer who want to connect.
Posted on: Sep 22, 2021 01:23PM
September 15, 2021
Dr. Lola Fayanju is the Helen O. Dickens Presidential Associate Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also chief of breast surgery at Penn Medicine, as well as surgical director of the Rena Rowan Breast Center. Her research focuses on health disparities, aggressive breast cancer variants, and improving value in oncology.
Studies show that overall participation in cancer clinical trials is low, and participation by people of color is even lower. This is thought to be part of the reason that minority women — especially Black women — have worse breast cancer outcomes than white women.
One strategy to help reduce disparities in breast cancer outcomes is to make clinical trials more diverse.
Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Fayanju explain:
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