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Oct 28, 2020

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN BREAST CANCER SURVIVORSHIP: Engaging a National Healthcare Forum for Change

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN BREAST CANCER SURVIVORSHIP: Engaging a National Healthcare Forum for Change
Virtual Webinar

United States

This virtual forum will address critical disparity in breast cancer outcomes and survivorship in Black women. Significant short and long-term physical and emotional consequences of breast cancer reduce quality of life for all breast cancer survivors. Black women experience greater incidence of these adverse treatment effects. Research is clear that rehabilitation and exercise significantly reduce these issues, increase quality of life and decrease breast cancer recurrence – but very few patients receive this care. The lack of access to specialized breast cancer rehabilitation is magnified in minority patients, resulting in even greater health inequity. This forum brings together experts in the field to open a conversation and propose solutions on this important topic. The forum host is Dr. Robert Smith, PhD, Senior Vice President of the American Cancer Society. The panelists are Dr. Karen Winkfield, Radiation Oncologist and Incoming Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance; Dr. Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Louisiana Monroe; Dr. Sheryl Gabram, MD, MBA, FACS, Professor of Surgery, Emory University, and Dr. Janae Finley, DPT, PT, Physical Therapist, TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation.


Jill Binkley Program Director TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Atlanta, GA

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