Post Classifieds

Black Women Fighting Uphill Battle in Cancer Care

Special Report: Bridging Breast Cancer Treatment Gap in the Nation's Capital

By Brookie Madison, Howard University News Service
On May 4, 2017

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in the District of Columbia with Maryland and Virginia not far behind with higher rates than normal according to Breast Cancer for Washington D.C. DC’s Ward eight has the highest incidents of breast cancer, holding a population that is 93 percent African American. Howard University NewsVision reporter, Brookie Madison, talked with the DC community, doctors and patients alike, to see why these numbers keep climbing. 


Howard University News Service is a free wire service that delivers print and broadcast news stories to NNPA member newspapers on issues pertaining to minority communities. Video and print stories are produced by senior-level journalism students in the Howard University School of Communication's Department of Media, Journalism and Film, and are edited by professional journalists/professors in the department. The news service covers national and local events in and around the Washington area, including Congress and the White House.

Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly

More Howard University News Service News Articles

Recent Howard University News Service News Articles

Discuss This Article




Log In

or Create an account

Employers & Housing Providers

Employers can list job opportunities for students

Post a Job

Housing Providers can list available housing

Post Housing

Log In

Forgot your password?

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format