The Source • November/December 2008 • Issue 104

Charting a Path to Health Equity: African American Women and Breast Cancer

by Brenda Salgado Here’s an alarming statistic: African American women are much more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, and the mortality gap has actually widened over the past 20 years. In 1980, breast cancer mortality rates were similar for both African… Read More

From the Executive Director: Beyond the Vote: Fixing What’s Broken

by Barbara A. Brenner By the time you read this issue of the BCA Source, the 2008 U.S. presidential election will be over. The next president will have been chosen, and you might be thinking about what will and won’t change in the years ahead. As… Read More

Examining Late Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

by Jane Sprague Zones In August 2008, TV star Christina Applegate, 38, told an interviewer that she was 100 percent cancer free one month after her breast cancer diagnosis and a double mastectomy. “It did not spread—they got everything out, so I’m definitely not going… Read More