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Exploring the Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival Rates

This week we've been talking about an alarming statistic in Chicago's breast cancer mortality rates with our series Twice as Deadly: The Race Gap in Breast Cancer. Black women with breast cancer are more than twice as likely to die as their white counterparts. Our reports have revealed problems black women encounter with access to testing and treatment. We've also discussed cultural factors that create further barriers.

Do you have any experiences to share? What do you think we should do to ensure our local health care system serves everyone?

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David Ansell is the president of the board for the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force, and he's chief medical officer at Rush University Medical Center. Gabriel Spitzer is WBEZ's science and health reporter.

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