Group 3B: Risk Factors; Ethnic/Racial Outcomes & Disparities

Wednesday, Dec 14 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Time (US/New York)

Poster #P1-06-04

Impacts of treatment delay on breast cancer mortality and benefit of timely care in black and non-black women

Poster #P3-03-06:

A pilot study of personal care product use and exposure to environmental chemicals among Black and Hispanic breast cancer survivors

Poster author Erin Speiser, Ph.D. will attend this session

Mentor: Jasmine Souers

Jasmine Souers is a nonprofit marketing executive and social entrepreneur. Diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at the age of 26, Jasmine turned her pain into purpose and became a passionate, trained advocate for young women and women of color affected. She co-founded For the Breast of Us, the first inclusive breast cancer community for all women of color.

Jasmine is now the President and CEO of The Missing Pink Breast Cancer Alliance which aims to harness the power of patient advocacy and support, through innovation and collaboration to eliminate barriers to quality healthcare, increase patient advocacy, and improve quality of life. Jasmine continues to lends her experiences and expertise to organizations such as Young Survival Coalition, Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer SPORE.

Twitter: @MissingPinkBCA, @bravebeauty26

Scientist: Diana Mendoza-Cervantes, Master of Bioethics (MBE)

Diana is a medical student at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her dual degree, B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology and B.A. in Philosophy, at the University of Maryland in College Park. She joined Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute as a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, during which she worked on a range of projects including HPV diagnostics and vaccination, qualitative research on breast cancer stigma in women in low- and middle-income countries, and on leveraging research to lower the burden of breast and cervical cancer in Latin America. She completed her Masters of Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and JHU Berman Institute of Bioethics, focusing on epistemic injustice in decision making at the primary care level and within health systems. She worked with the Global Bioethics Program at JHU supporting the work of graduate fellows from low- and middle-income countries and with the development of ethics curriculum for physicians and scientists in Malaysia. She is now on a research fellowship between her third and fourth year of medical school and working on the ethics and patient experience of tissue biobanking.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Niko!