April 18: Your Health Connection Discusses Cancer In The African American Community

Apr 17, 2018

Join Host Paula Gwynn Grant on Wednesday at 6pm exclusively on WCLK for the April edition of Your Health Connection. Our topic this month is Cancer In The African American Community. April is National Minority Health Month and we will talk about it, live, with guests including Health Advocates Shay Traylor and Monica Ponder, as well as Aprille Belgrave, Study Monitor for Georgia NCORP (NCI Community Oncology Research Program) for Georgia CORE – the Center for Oncology Research and Education, a non-profit organization working to improve the quality of cancer care in Georgia.  We’ll also take your calls, live, during the 6pm hour. Your Health Connection is Community Engagement from The Center For Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

Here are relevant links about this issue courtesy of Dr. Kimberly Davis at CCRTD:

  • Colorectal cancer more likely to affect minorities at younger age

https://medicine.missouri.edu/2016/01/colorectal-cancer-more-likely-to-affect-minorities-at-younger-age/

  • Race, Income Linked To Breast Cancer Treatment Delays

https://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/breast-cancer-news-94/race-income-tied-to-breast-cancer-treatment-delays-reduced-survival-675766.html

  • Researchers find gene mutations lead to more aggressive colon cancer in African-Americans

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-09-gene-mutations-aggressive-colon-cancer.html

  • New guidelines that favor watchful waiting in prostate cancer may not be suitable for African Americans

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140908162119.htm

More information about CCRTD can be found here.