From the outset, The Love Research Army has aimed to enroll people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. By doing so, we’ve been able to get information about breast cancer research studies to a broad range of women. This, in turn, helps make it more likely that researchers will not be conducting studies that focus only on white women.
African American breast cancer advocates have repeatedly emphasized how important it is for researchers to enroll African American women in their studies. Their call to action has been driven by statistics that show that although black women and white women get breast cancer at about the same rate, black women die from breast cancer at a higher rate than white women. Also, black women are more likely than white women to get triple negative breast cancer, a type of breast cancer that is more likely to return after treatment. [Read more at the Dr. Susan Love Foundation blog…]