Get the facts on cancer, during an innovative “African American Cancer Care Conference”, Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Cross Word Church in Riverside.
The conference sponsored by the G.R.E.E.N. Foundation will feature a range of local and national experts discussing the latest medical advances in cancer prevention and treatment.
Topics include: breast, prostate, colon, clinical trials and other cancers. Community partners include the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Kormen, Inland Empire, J.W. Vines Medical Society and the California Black Women Health Project. Donation is $20.00. African Americans have the highest mortality rate of any racial and ethnic group for all cancers combined and for most major cancers. Death rates for all major causes of death are higher for African Americans than for whites, contributing to a lower life expectancy for both African American men and African American women.
• In 2006, African American men were 1.3 times and 1.4 times, respectively, more likely to have new cases of lung and prostate cancer, as compared to non-Hispanic white men.
• African American men were almost twice as likely to have new cases of stomach cancer as non-Hispanic white men.
• African Americans men had lower 5-year cancer survival rates for lung, colon and pancreatic cancer, as compared to non-Hispanic white men.
• African American men are 2.5 times as likely to die from prostate cancer, as compared to non-Hispanic white men.
• In 2006, African American women were 10% less likely to have been diagnosed with breast cancer, however, they were almost 40% more likely to die from breast cancer, as compared to non- Hispanic white women.
• African American women are 2.3 times as likely to have been diagnosed with stomach cancer, and they are 2.4 times as likely to die from stomach cancer, as compared to non-Hispanic white women.
Cross Word Church is located at 14950 Riverside Drive, March ARB, Ca. 92518 (Moreno Valley).
Info: (714) 507-0338. Website: www.thegreenfoundation.net
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