AMA Wire

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

For Minority Physicians

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting American women, second only to lung cancer as a leading cause of cancer death in women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of women getting breast cancer or dying from breast cancer varies by race and ethnicity.

With October observed as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) encourages all physicians to remain committed to ongoing education about options for breast health and helping women become more informed so that they can make educated choices about breast health.

Email the AMA-MAS if you have a project or idea that could help prevent health disparities or heighten awareness regarding this health care issue.

Attend the AMA-MAS business meeting and reception in Hawaii

Join the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) for its business meeting and reception, which will take place Nov. 9 in Honolulu. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

Keynote speaker S. Kalani Brady, MD, associate professor of the Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, will discuss how to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care. The meeting also will feature an open forum on AMA House of Delegates reports and resolutions that impact minority physicians and patients.

Register (login required) for the business meeting and reception. Visit the Interim Meeting website for hotel and air travel details. Have questions about the meeting? Email the AMA-MAS or call Cynthia Norwood of the AMA at (312) 464-4743.