Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 75, Issue 3, pp 269–280

Reducing Disparities in Breast Cancer Survival: A Columbia University and Avon Breast Cancer Research and Care Network Symposium*

  • Karen Antman
  • Ana F. Abraido-Lanza
  • Diane Blum
  • Erica Brownfield
  • Barbara Cicatelli
  • Mary Dale Debor
  • Karen Emmons
  • Marian Fitzgibbon
  • Susan M. Gapstur
  • William Gradishar
  • Robert A. Hiatt
  • F. Allan Hubbell
  • Andrew K. Joe
  • Ann C. Klassen
  • Nancy C. Lee
  • Hannah M. Linden
  • Juliet McMullin
  • Shiraz I. Mishra
  • Charlotte Neuhaus
  • Funmi I. Olopade
  • Kathleen Walas
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1019947110236

Cite this article as:
Antman, K., Abraido-Lanza, A.F., Blum, D. et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat (2002) 75: 269. doi:10.1023/A:1019947110236

Abstract

On November 8th, 2001, faculty from Universities, government and non-profit community organizations met to determine how, separately and together, they could address disparities in survival of women with breast cancer in the diverse patient populations served by their institutions. Studies and initiatives directed at increasing access had to date met modest success. The day was divided into three sections, defining the issues, model programs, government initiatives and finally potential collaborations. By publishing these proceedings, interested readers will be aware of the ongoing programs and studies and can contact the investigators for more information. The Avon Foundation funded this symposium to bring together interested investigators to share programmatic experiences, data and innovative approaches to the problem.

breast cancerdisparitiesminoritiesmortalitysurvivalunderserved

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Antman
    • 1
  • Ana F. Abraido-Lanza
    • 1
  • Diane Blum
    • 2
  • Erica Brownfield
    • 3
  • Barbara Cicatelli
    • 4
  • Mary Dale Debor
    • 5
  • Karen Emmons
    • 6
    • 7
  • Marian Fitzgibbon
    • 8
  • Susan M. Gapstur
    • 8
  • William Gradishar
    • 8
  • Robert A. Hiatt
    • 9
  • F. Allan Hubbell
    • 10
  • Andrew K. Joe
    • 1
  • Ann C. Klassen
    • 11
  • Nancy C. Lee
    • 12
  • Hannah M. Linden
    • 13
  • Juliet McMullin
    • 10
  • Shiraz I. Mishra
    • 14
  • Charlotte Neuhaus
    • 15
  • Funmi I. Olopade
    • 16
  • Kathleen Walas
    • 5
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew York CityUSA
  2. 2.Cancer Care, Inc.New York CityUSA
  3. 3.Emory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.Cicatelli AssociatesAvon Products Foundation, Inc.New YorkUSA
  5. 5.Avon Breast CrusadeAvon Products Foundation, Inc.New YorkUSA
  6. 6.Harvard School of Public HealthHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  7. 7.DFCIBostonUSA
  8. 8.Northwestern University Medical SchoolEvanstonUSA
  9. 9.Division of Cancer ControlNCIBethesdaUSA
  10. 10.Department of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  11. 11.School of Public HealthJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  12. 12.Division of Cancer Prevention and ControlCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  13. 13.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  14. 14.Center for Health Policy and ResearchUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  15. 15.Johns Hopkins School of MedicineJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  16. 16.Pritzker School of Medicine, Center for Clinical Cancer GeneticsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA