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Inflammatory Breast Cancer—Improving Symptom Awareness

TheoryLab Podcast with Dr. Gayathri Devi

“In the last 2 years, my family experienced cancer first hand, and boy has that grounded me. (She was diagnosed with a rare cancer, and her mother was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) even though none of the known risk factors applied to her.) I felt this was important for me to share publicly, as I consider American Cancer Society extended family.

“So to all who are listening, I’ll say, ‘cancer—or for that matter, any ailment—is personal’. I still have moments when it hits me that despite my work in this area, numerous talks I’ve given, and access to care on rare cancer, a rare cancer went undetected in my family, and another rare cancer was barely detected on time." —Gayanthri R. Devi, PhD, ACS Grantee from Duke University School of Medicine

Hear the podcast about Dr. Devi's research.

Mammography: How Effective Is It?

A TheoryLab Podcast with Drs. Anne Marie McCarthy and Lauren Teras

“One thing we know is that screening mammogram quality varies quite a bit. This is particularly a problem in lower-income neighborhoods, and we know that Black women are more likely to be screened with a mammogram that is of lower quality. So something that is super important for policy makers and all of us to push for is to improve [the availability of] higher quality mammograms for all women."—Anne Marie McCarthy, PhD, ACS grantee from University of Pennsylvania Medical School

Listen to the podcast with Dr. McCarthy with Lauren Teras, PhD, ACS epidemiologist.