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Advancing Health Equity in Breast Cancer: Zero Breast Cancer's 25th Year Speaker Series  

Zero Breast Cancer's 25th Anniversary Speaker Series: Advancing Health Equity in Breast Cancer

In honor of our 25th anniversary, Zero Breast Cancer is proud to present a series of webinars featuring researchers and community members that we have worked with in our mission to reduce the risk of breast cancer and disease recurrence, and to improve health and wellness for all. Since our early days of trying to figure out what causes breast cancer, ZBC has focused on those of us with higher risk and fewer resources. Please join us to look at what we can do together to reduce the risk of breast cancer through social and environmental justice.

1. Bridging Researchers and Impacted Communities for Health Equity in Breast Cancer

When: January 28th 2021, 12 pm - 1 pm PST, REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Featuring: Kim Rhoads, MD, MPH, Director of UCSF's Comprehensive Cancer Center's Office of Community Engagement and Ysabel Duron, founder of the Latino Cancer Institute and Latinas Contra Cancer

Kim Rhoads for web Ysabel Duron

By engaging people from communities impacted by breast cancer, research can be more relevant and have greater influence. Community members, including patients and caregivers, provide unique perspectives on their needs and priorities, and can help to translate and apply research findings.

ZBC has been facilitating community involvement in research throughout its 25 years. Join us to learn how cancer advocates and scientists are partnering to improve equity in prevention, treatment and quality of life, and how you can participate.

Register now!

 2. Addressing the Role of Our Social and Built Environments in Breast Cancer

When: April 2021, date TBD

Featuring: Scarlett Gomez, PhD, MPH, of UC San Francisco (additional speakers to be announced)

Scarlett Gomez 

Some of us are at higher risk for breast cancer or for worse outcomes based on where we live and other social determinants of health. These are some of the most basic sources of inequities that negatively affect the health of people with lower incomes and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). Join us to learn how our social and built environments influence our health and what we can do about it.

3. Culture, Language and Addressing Inequities in Breast Cancer

When: August 2021, date TBD

Featuring: Anna Nápoles, PhD, MPH, of the National Institute on Minority Health and Disparities (additional speakers to be announced)

 Anna Napoles, PhD, MPH

Our culture and ability to communicate in English impact our perception of and access to healthcare and other resources in the U.S. These factors affect cancer prevention, screening, treatment and outcomes, including survivors’ quality of life. Join us as we learn about ways ZBC and others work to engage culturally diverse communities to improve health and wellness.

 4. Environmental Justice for Breast Cancer Prevention

When: Fall 2021

Featuring: To be announced

BIPOC and people with lower incomes are much more likely to live, learn and work in areas with toxic chemicals that harm our health and increase breast cancer risk. Environmental justice is an essential part of health equity and breast cancer prevention. Join us to learn about how some communities are disproportionately impacted by these exposures and how we can work together to reduce toxins and breast cancer risk. 

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