Every April, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center works to raise awareness about cancer among minority populations by recognizing National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, celebrated this year April 8-14, 2019.
Over 5 million Native Americans belonging to one of 567 federally recognized tribes currently live in the United States.
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in African-American women, who are 41% more likely than white women to die of the disease.
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Imagine you’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer. You’re scared, confused and overwhelmed. You walk through the doors for your very first appointment with your oncologist. What’s going through your mind?
When it comes to medical treatments, we’re not all alike. Women and men sometimes need different dosages of the same drug. One drug for heart failure works very well in black patients but not in white patients.
David Scott, Roswell Park's Director of Diversity and Inclusion, takes his job seriously. "I know what it feels like to be an outsider. I never want someone else to feel that they can't give their best at work because of their differences."