REDUCING BREAST CANCER IN SAN FRANCISCO
In San Francisco rates of screening, stage of diagnosis, and breast cancer survival varies significantly by race, socioeconomic status, and neighborhood.
Breast cancer screening is still important during COVID19
< read more from the American Cancer Society
Where you live matters: breast cancer disparities in San Francisco.
San Francisco Cancer Initiative Breast Cancer Task Force
This study uses a novel geographic approach to summarize the distribution of breast cancer in San Francisco and aims to identify the neighborhoods and racial/ethnic groups that are disproportionately affected by this disease.
Mission of Breast Cancer Task Force: Reduce Gaps in Breast Cancer Care
Decrease the proportion of women diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer
Eliminate breast cancer disparities due to socioeconomic differences or racial/ethnic background in stage at diagnosis, treatment and survival
Reduce breast cancer mortality
Breast Cancer Task Force Lead: Niharika Dixit, MD, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCSF and ZSFG
educating teens to spread the word
Free Screening Recommendations:
SF Teens for Screens: We implemented the teens4screens program and successfully recruited and trained ~39 teens who disseminated the awareness video and the screening information on the website. The teens are currently also working on info graphics to share through social media. We created an online resource to facilitate access to existing programs in San Francisco. This information is available on the website in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
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Encouraging participation in the WISDOM Trial, which provides modern risk based breast screening for all women, using precision medicine approaches.
The WISDOM study compares annual mammogram to personalized breast screening. Participants get all their results back and receive study recommendation for breast screening. A study designed for women by women. For more info visit www.wisdomstudy.org.
American Cancer Society
Breast Cancer Connections
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
Chinatown Public Health Center
Circulo de Vida
CPMC Sister to Sister Network
Kaiser San Francisco
Pilipino Senior Resource Center
Margot Murphy Breast Cancer Program
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Zero Breast Cancer
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital