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DC Goes Pink

The DC Cancer Consortium kicked off DC Goes Pink, an initiative in the DC Metro area to fight breast cancer, at the Prince Hall Masonic Temple in Washington, DC. DC has the highest breast cancer death rates in the country. DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray launched the initiative at the event by presenting the DC Cancer Consortium with a proclamation declaring May “DC Goes Pink” month. Screening events with partners United Medical Center and the George

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DC Goes Pink Launch

Across the nation, cancer is the leading cause of death among men and women under the age of 85. However, the burden of cancer is not experienced equally across the population: Nationwide, black Americans have higher rates of death from cancer than white Americans. Nowhere has this disparity been more apparent than in the nation's capital. Black residents of the District of Columbia were 90 percent more likely to die from cancer in 2008 than white

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Latino Kickoff

Responding to an American Cancer Society report that cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the United States, DC Cancer Consortium launched called LATINO, which stands for “Let’s Act Together in New Opportunities”. The initiative is designed to increase awareness of cancer and prevent death from the disease among the Hispanic population in the Washington metropolitan area. The new initiative kicked off off at a reception,

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