Equality in Breast Cancer Care

Principal Investigator:
Scarlett Lin Gomez, Ph.D., Salma Shariff-Marco, Ph.D., Thu Quach, Ph.D.
Amani Nuru-Jeter, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley), Leticia Marquez-Magana, Ph.D. (San Francisco State University), Julio Ramirez, Ph.D. (San Francisco State University)
Funding Source:
Centers for Aging in Diverse Communities
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Discrimination may be an important reason for wide differences in breast cancer diagnosis treatment and quality of life experienced by women from different races and ethnicities.   This study assessed the impact of a wide range of experiences suggestive of discrimination on the breast cancer experience of a diverse group of Bay Area women.  A new spin-off of this study evaluates whether we can identify measures of stress (cortisol in hair) and premature aging (telomere lengths) as they might relate to experiences of discrimination and reported stress.

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