An estimated 26,840 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among African American women in 2011
The overall incidence rate of breast cancer is 10% lower in African American women than white women.
African American women have a five year survival rate of 78% after diagnosis as compared to 90% for white women.
The incidence rate of breast cancer among women under 45 is higher for African American women compared to white women.
Source: American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts
& Figures for African American 2010-2011
SISTERS NETWORK® INC.
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS STAFF
Sisters Network® Inc. staff functions to govern and advise in our efforts to educate, empower and support the African American woman’s breast cancer movement.
KAREN E. JACKSON
Founder & CEO
Director of National Programs & Strategic Partnerships
National Affiliate & Volunteer Manager
Grants & Outreach Specialist
Teens 4 Pink Supervisor
Patient Navigator & BCAP Coordinator