Improving Life After Breast Cancer for Black and African American Women
Black and African American women are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular complications after breast cancer. A new study is taking action to improve survivorship.
The Connection Between Redlining, Race, Bias, and Breast Cancer
MCW Cancer Center’s Kirsten Beyer, PhD, MPH, MS, and a team of investigators are conducting research to understand how neighborhood characteristics (such as socioeconomic status, racial segregation, home ownership and walkability) influence cancer rates and levels of survivorship.
MCW Investigators Examine Nature's Impact on Human Health
Cardiovascular disease and cancer are two leading causes of death. Because both conditions are impacted by the environment, it is important to understand how using innovative, nature-based interventions may affect health outcomes for these populations.
When Treated Alike, Black Patients with Multiple Myeloma Experience Better Outcomes Than Whites
Investigators at the MCW Cancer Center and Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research are comparing the survival rates of patients with multiple myeloma. Their findings show a long history of health inequity.
Transgender and Nonbinary People, and Providers, Benefit from Better Awareness of Screening Guidelines
Screenings help catch cancer early, resulting in more promising health outcomes. While the transgender and nonbinary population is growing, the majority are unsure of when and whether to be screened. A new study points to the need for greater cancer education and care.
MCW Researchers Identify Link Between Mortgage Lending Bias and Increased Breast Cancer Mortality
A first-of-its-kind nationwide study examined the relationship between contemporary mortgage lending bias and breast cancer survival. Results show that women residing in more heavily redlined areas experience worse survival outcomes.