The Breast Cancer Racial Gap Widens: Why is the Mortality Rate higher for Blacks?

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The racial divide amongst breast cancer mortality rates are seeing a troubling increase. An analysis of breast cancer mortality trends in 41 of the largest cities in the United States shows that the chance of surviving breast cancer correlates strongly with the color of a woman’s skin. Black women with breast cancer — whether they hail from Phoenix or Denver, Boston or Wichita, Kan. — are on average about 40 percent more likely to die of the disease than white women with breast cancer.

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Join Us for Our 2nd Annual Guest Bartender Fundraiser at BBC Tavern & Grill!

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Join DBCC for the 2nd Annual Guest Bartender Fundraiser at BBC Tavern & Grill on Wednesday, March 5th from 6-9 PM. Guest bartenders, delicious drinks, great crowd, and all proceeds benefit DBCC programs and services right here in Delaware. Support your favorite guest bartenders: Jayla Boire, Tynetta Brown, Devin Cahill, Katie Cahill, R.T. Christopher, Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, John du Pont, Bill Holloway, Sheri Jenkins, Chris Kemple, Dale Maahs, Karen Miller, Jacqueline Napoletano, MD, Robert Poppiti, Kathy Seeman, Beth Selsor, Mark VanderHaar and Dennis Witmer, MD!

If you cannot come and would like to make a donation, please contact Cathy Holloway at cholloway@debreastcancer.org.