BUFFALO, NY-- The Susan G. Komen organization announced a plan Tuesday to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50% over the next ten years.
More than 40,000 women die each year of the disease, according to the organization.
"The death rates are actually down but the death numbers stay at 40,000 a year we need to move the needle forward because we no longer want to take 'there are no options left' for an answer," says Liz Kahn, Executive Direct Susan G. Komen of WNY.
They say that can be done by improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the poor and by enhancing their research focus on lethal breast cancers.
A $27 million dollar grant by Fund II Foundation will target areas to significantly reduce death rates between African-American and white women.