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Meet Veronica. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 49. Latinx women like her represent only 2.2% of cancer clinical trials, yet are more likely than non-Hispanic white women to be diagnosed with larger tumors that are hormone receptor-negative.
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Fear is also a major barrier that prevents women of color from joining a breast cancer #clinicaltrial. Some fear being ‘guinea pigs’ in a study.
With no proper knowledge of how trials are conducted today, these women are unlikely to consider one. #BCAM
Meet Keneene, a Black woman diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 40.
Black women represent only 6.2% of cancer #clinicaltrials, & they're 40% more likely to die of the disease than white women. Help us support women of color getting the representation they need. #BCAM
Check out this article to read what barriers are preventing Latinas from participating in clinical trials and the work we and our partners @SommerConsults are doing to change this #inclusion #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #RepresentationMatters https://twitter.com/SaludAmerica/status/1449724384818696192
"You still have to worry about how am I going to run my household, especially as a woman of color." @SommerConsults @thebreastofus https://salud-america.org/survey-childcare-logistics-hold-back-latinas-from-breast-cancer-clinical-trials/