For many years, the flagship programs of the American Breast Cancer Foundation have been the Breast Cancer Assistance Program and the Community Partnership Program. This year, a newly developed Community Advocacy Program is poised to kick off.
These programs, individually and combined, are crucial if a difference is to be made in population disparities in cancer prevention and health promotion. Research findings suggest that interventions aimed at reducing racial/ethnic disparities in cancer detection and racial/ethnic disparities in cancer treatment have the potential to influence overall differences in outcomes. It is ABCF programs' focus to reduce this disparity, and to improve survival rates of clients served.