Disparity in Breast Cancer Care: Current State of Access to Screening, Genetic Testing, Oncofertility, and Reconstruction.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
washington; swedish; diversity; Female; Humans; Breast Neoplasms; Fertility Preservation; Early Detection of Cancer; Genetic Testing; Healthcare Disparities
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women, accounting for an estimated 30% of all new cancer diagnoses in women in 2022. Advances in breast cancer treatment have reduced the mortality rate over the past 25 years by up to 34% but not all groups have benefitted equally from these improvements. These disparities span the continuum of care from screening to the receipt of guideline-concordant therapy and survivorship. At the 2022 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, a panel session was dedicated to educating and discussing methods of addressing these disparities in a coordinated manner. While there are multilevel solutions to address these disparities, this article focuses on screening, genetic testing, reconstruction, and oncofertility.
Women & Children
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Crown, Angelena; Fazeli, Soudabeh; Kurian, Allison W; Ochoa, Daniela A; and Joseph, Kathie-Ann, "Disparity in Breast Cancer Care: Current State of Access to Screening, Genetic Testing, Oncofertility, and Reconstruction." (2023). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 7283.