CCARE In The News
Breakthroughs: Cancer Health Disparities by the Numbers
“The causes of cancer health disparities are complex, with root causes stemming from genetic susceptibility, stress and immune function, and family history, as well as health care system factors including preventive care access and utilization, quality care, and diagnostic and therapeutic care delay,” said Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., director of the Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education (CCARE) at City of Hope. Read full article here.
Dr. Kimlin Ashing Named in "2014 Women of the Year"
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano honored 24 women who had been nominated by volunteer organizations for exemplary service at the 2014 “Women of the Year” ceremony at the Azusa Woman’s Club in Azusa. “The general public does not realize the importance of volunteering in churches, civic organizations, and nonprofits that these women bring to their communities,” Napolitano said. “The efforts these women have made, which have taken them away from their families, are to be commended and celebrated. Our attempt to recognize a few of these women whose unselfish acts impact so many is symbolic of the countless unsung heroines who make a difference in so many lives. We thank them and their families, and we congratulate them on their achievements.” Read full article here.
KCAL9: Program Educates African-American Women on Cancer
A campaign is underway at City of Hope hospital in Duarte to educate African-American women about the risks of breast cancer. KCAL9’s Melanie Woodrow reports the Patient Navigator program offers support for survivors and raises awareness for those at risk. "Behavioral scientist Dr. Kimlin Tam Ashing, the driving force behind the program, said black women often get lost in the follow-up phase of treatment..." Watch interview here.
Latino USA: The Psychology of Breast Cancer in Latinas
Half of Latina breast cancer survivors suffer from depression. These rates are much higher than the average among other survivors. Dr. Ashing at City of Hope in Los Angeles shares her research on the psychological aspects of recovery with our host Maria Hinojosa. She discusses the role of spirituality, family and beliefs about women’s responsibilities in helping or hindering detection, treatment and recovery. Click here for the article or here for only the audio.
Los Angeles Times: Why Breast Cancer is More Likely to Kill Black Women
This article explores why black women on Medicare fare worse after breast cancer diagnoses than similar white women, a study finds. Researchers blame preexisting health issues such as diabetes. Dr. Ashing weighs in on this relevant topic. Click here to read the full article.
The ASCO Post: Young Women and Breast Cancer
Investigators at City of Hope take a closer look at the rise in young minority women with breast cancer. Dr. Ashing and Monica Rosales share about exciting new studies. Click here to read the full article.
Minority Nurse: Addressing Disparities in Cancer Treatment
Dr. Ashing discusses the role of minority nurses in working to reduce cancer disparities in their community, and discusses optimal prevention strategies for women everywhere. Click here to read the full article.