Read Susan G. Komen President and CEO Dr. Judy Salerno’s newest blog post on Huffington Post about World Cancer Day and the state of the women’s cancers around the world.
Healthy Women Build Healthy Communities
02/04/2016 08:30 am ET
Judith A. Salerno
President and CEO, Susan G. Komen
Today’s World Cancer Day holds special meaning to those of us at Susan G. Komen.
While we first put down roots in the U.S. in 1982, we have worked in more than 60 countries since our founding to reduce breast cancer deaths in countries where the disease still carries stigma and shame, and where resources to treat it are scarce. We’re encouraged by the fact that breast cancer mortality rates have dropped by 36 percent since 1989 in the U.S., and that 3.1 million women and men are surviving this disease every day.