New PHI study spurs important dialogue around breast cancer in California media
November 28, 2012 | Anne Sunderland
On Tuesday, November 27 the Public Health Institute’s Breast Cancer Mapping Project (CBCMP) released new research that pinpointed four previously unidentified areas of California that have invasive breast cancer rates substantially higher than the state average. The four “areas of concern” encompass sections of Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties, as well as parts of the north and south Bay Area.
The research was picked up by a variety of news outlets and blogs:
- San Francisco Chronicle
- Bay Area News Group (Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times and San Jose Mercury News)
- KQED State of Health blog and radio
- KGO TV and radio
- Marin Independent Journal
- Ventura County Star
- Jezebel blog
Congratulations to the CBCMP. The study has already spurred an important dialogue and may lead to further research to better understand what is driving breast cancer rates in these areas - and what we can do about it.