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Disparity Of Breast Cancer Mortality Rates In Rural Eastern NC

When:
Thursday, August 9, 2018, 11:45 AM until 1:15 PM
Where:
The Glenwood
3300 Women's Club Drive
Raleigh, NC  27612

Contact:
Shannon Helm
Category:
Monthly Lunch Meeting
Registration is required by August 6, 2018
Payment In Advance Only
$25.00
No Fee
$25.00
$25.00

Disparity of Breast Cancer Survival Rates:
Exploring Why They Exist and Possible Solutions
Dr. Katherine Reeder-Hayes 


Dr. Katherine Reeder-Hayes is a health services researcher and physician investigator who focuses on breast cancer disparities and the effectiveness of cancer treatments in diverse populations. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Division of Hematology/Oncology.          

 

Dr. Reeder-Hayes will discuss what defines a breast cancer disparity, and some of the factors affecting disparities in breast cancer survival in the United States, including recent research on differences in tumor biology, diagnosis and treatment patterns. She will focus on how these disparities exist at a variety of levels, including not only the patient but the communities and systems in which breast cancer is treated, and on possible solutions to these challenges.