The Great Divide: Women of Color, Cancer, and the Price of Survival

January 31, 2011

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Blasé Polite, Monica Peek, Cheryl Corley, and Willa Taylor

Cancer--specifically breast cancer--is the leading cause of death among African-American women. While breast cancer death rates among white women have decreased by 11% in recent years, the rate of breast cancer deaths among black women has increased by 13%. Listen in to this panel of oncology experts, community activists, and journalists as they examine some of the factors that contribute to the disparities in cancer treatment, research, and resources. The panel includes: University of Chicago Medical Center doctors Blasé Polite and Monica Peek, National Public Radio reporter Cheryl Corley, and Goodman Theatre's Willa Taylor.

Recorded Monday, January 31, 2011 at the Goodman Theatre.