Avon Foundation releases breast cancer subgroups study
This is the first study that has offered a comprehensive view of breast cancer, evaluating the prevalence and mortality rates of breast cancer in Hispanic and U.S. Hispanic subgroups. According to the study results, breast cancer mortality rates are different between Mexican, Cuban, Central American, Puerto Rican, and South American women who have breast cancer within the U/S.
"Understanding where the greatest needs are in improving the lives of women with breast cancer is a fundamental first step to bringing about change in how this disease is addressed, particularly in the Hispanic community," President of the Avon Foundation for Women Cheryl Heinonen said. "As the company for women, Avon is committed to taking actions that matter most to women and that is why the Avon Foundation is passionate about funding studies like this. We want to identify where the disparities lie so we can effectively shape and support programs that will have the greatest impact."
At the forum, there were leading care advocates, health care providers and breast cancer survivors eager to hear the results of the new study. They traveled from throughout the U.S. to learn more about breast cancer affecting Hispanics.