Chicago finds success in breast cancer task force

October 31, 2018

Chicago finds success in breast cancer task force

From 2006 to 2013, a 2017 study published in Cancer Causes & Control showed that the mortality rate from breast cancer among black women dropped by 13.9 percent, driving it below the national average. Nationally recognized for this aiding this achievement is the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force. The task force is housed at Rush University Medical Center, and partners with Cook County Health and Hospital System; Rush University Medical Center; Mile Square Health Center; Sinai Health System and Centro Comunitario Juan Diego to the goal of eliminating inequities in prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship for all women. The Chicago Department of Public Health has recently given the group $700,000 to expand their model and continue to close the gap in health disparities among those diagnosed with breast cancer. Read more about their successes here.


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