Reducing Inequities in Breast Cancer: Why Experience Matters

August 2012

Part Two in our series of important webinars on inequities in breast cancer focused on how race-related barriers like language, culture, discrimination and a history of mistrust of the medical system radically inform healthcare experiences and serve as a contributor to breast cancer inequities.

BCAction was joined by two distinguished co-presenters: Dr. Galen Joseph, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine & the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco, & Maria Caprio, Director of The Shanti Project Breast Cancer Program.

This webinar examined:

  • The barriers women continue to face after access to healthcare is obtained
  • The effects of low health literacy, language barriers and culture in communicating breast cancer genetic information
  • The experiences of patients at a non-profit serving women’s practical and emotional needs, and
  • What you can do to work for health equity

Past Webinars