Study on Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality Presented at Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Forum

NEW YORK, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Nearly five black women die needlessly per day from breast cancer in the United States – a total of 1,722 deaths annually – according to a study released today at the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Forum and simultaneously published in Cancer Epidemiology. The 2012 Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality Study found that 21 of the 25* largest U.S. cities have a black: white disparity in breast cancer mortality, 13 of which are statistically significant. Read more