2014 Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Forum
More than 200 Avon Foundation-funded Breast Cancer Community Health Educators, Patient Navigators, Nurses, and Physicians Will Gather from Across the Country
Washington, D.C. (March 16-18, 2014) — This year's Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Forum focuses on updates in breast cancer health disparities research, programs to overcome disparities, and understanding the impact of healthcare reform on breast health programs. At the Forum, the Avon Foundation will release an update that expands our prior disparities study from 25 to the 50 largest US cities and from a single time period to a 20-year period spanning from 1990 to 2009. Black:White disparities in breast cancer survival grew in the majority of cities.
More than 200 community health educators, patient navigators, nurses, and physicians from all 50 states will attend the Forum. Participants form a network of Avon Foundation-funded programs, including the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP), Avon Safety Net Hospitals, Avon Centers of Excellence, and researchers. Collectively, this group has educated more than 15 million women and men about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, linked nearly 3.2 million women to mammography screening, and helped tens of thousands of breast cancer patients navigate through treatment.
The Avon Foundation for Women thanks the Breast Cancer Forum sponsors: