18 Oct 2011

GE and Black Women’s Agenda Launch Partnership to Combat Breast Cancer Disparities

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BY Jamila Bey • POSTED October 7 2011 AT 3:57 pm

Guest blogger Jamila Bey is a journalist who covers health care and family policy in Washington, DC. She is a current Ethnic Media Health Journalism Fellow with the Association of Health Care Journalists.

American Caucasian women have the highest rate of breast cancer, but African-American women are most likely to die from the disease. To heighten awareness of that alarming fact and to help make closing this deadly gap a national priority, GE healthymagination and Black Women’s Agenda (BWA) have announced a new partnership and an ambitious joint plan to help educate African-American women across the US about breast cancer prevention and care, as part of GE’s $1 billion, five-year commitment to accelerate the fight against cancer. The initiative’s goal is to help clinicians deliver improved, more personalized cancer care to 10 million patients around the world by 2020.

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