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Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Ryan Community Health Centers, Breast Cancer Survivors Call on New York State to Expand Breast Cancer Screening, Treatment Programs
Date:1/4/2008

Report Shows Only a Fraction of Eligible Women Can Access State's Program;

Breast Cancer Deadlier for Minorities, Uninsured

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 8, representatives from the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will join breast cancer survivors, health experts and advocates at the Ryan-NENA Community Health Center to release a revealing report describing gaps in New York's public health policies. These gaps make breast cancer deadlier for women of color, women who are uninsured and those from low-income households. Advocates will call for expanded screening and treatment programs on the eve of Governor Spitzer's State of the State address.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070122/NYM084LOGO)

This event marks the seventeenth stop of the Komen Community Challenge, a 25-city campaign to elevate breast cancer on the national agenda and to draw attention to disparities in breast cancer mortality. Uninsured women are more likely to receive a late-stage breast cancer diagnosis and are 30 to 50 percent more likely to die from the disease than women with insurance. Nationwide, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2007, it is estimated that more than 12,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in New York State, and more than 2,500 died from the disease.

Before the press conference members of the media are invited to tour the host facility, the Ryan-NENA Community Health Center, which receives a Komen grant for coordinating breast cancer screening and treatment for uninsured and underinsured low-income women.

WHAT: Press Conference and Tour of Ryan-NENA Community Health Center

WHO: Theresa Racine, breast cancer survivor and Harlem resident

Shelley Fuld Nasso, Director of Public Policy for Susan G. Komen

for the Cure

Mary Haviland, Director of Grants and Policy, Komen Greater NYC

Affiliate

Kathy Gruber, Executive Director, Ryan-NENA Community Health, and

breast cancer survivor

Harold Freeman, M.D., President and Founder, Ralph Lauren Center

for Cancer Care and Prevention

Marya Gilborn, Director of Social Services, The Family Center

(Gilborn works with breast cancer patients who do not have the

means or coverage to get proper access to treatment)

WHEN: Tuesday, January 8, 2008

9:45 - 10:50 a.m. -- Tour of health center for media only

11:00 a.m. -- Press conference

WHERE: Ryan-NENA Community Health Center

279 East 3rd Street (between Aves. D & C), MANHATTAN


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