FAMU Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium

Breast Cancer Awareness
Posted at 5:03 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 18:16:20-04
TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - With the National Institutes of Health's P-20 grant, Florida A&M University has been working diligently on cancer research, training, and minority outreach programs.
One of these outreach programs included a symposium on Wednesday. FAMU invited many cancer researchers and survivors to discuss their research and share experiences.
Some of the topics discussed involved breast cancer in the minority population.
"If you look at the minority populations, there's more incidents of triple-negative breast cancer, or breast cancer in the minority population," said Dr. Mandip Sachdeva, a professor and Section Leader of Pharmaceutics Activity at Florida A&M. "There's a lot of concern by NIH and NCI to look into this."
This is the second symposium FAMU has held using the P-20 grant funding. The ultimate goal is to reduce the breast cancer rates among the minority population.