Disparity in Breast Cancer Care: Current State of Access to Screening, Genetic Testing, Oncofertility, and Reconstruction. Journal of the American College of Surgeons Crown, A., Fazeli, S., Kurian, A. W., Ochoa, D. A., Joseph, K. A. 2023


Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women, accounting for an estimated 30% of all new women cancer diagnoses in 2022. Advances in breast cancer treatment have reduced the mortality rates over the past 25 years by up to 34% but not all groups have benefitted equally from these improvements. These disparities span the continuum of care from screening to the receipt of guideline-concordant therapy and survivorship. At the 2022 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, a panel session was dedicated to educating and discussing methods of addressing these disparities in a coordinated manner. While there are multilevel solutions to address these disparities, this paper focuses on screening, genetic testing, reconstruction, and oncofertility.

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