Harvard Global Equity Initiative 
Selected Media Campaigns and Press Releases
Breast Cancer: Confronting the Global Epidemic

Breast cancer is reaching epidemic proportions throughout the world and a Harvard-led team of experts is doing something about it by undertaking relevant research, expanding work on-site and establishing a Global Task Force to address the problem.

Globally, 1.35 million new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, accounting for 10.5 percent of all new cancer cases, second only to lung cancer. Many of these new cases will come to the attention of doctors when it is too late to help.

Partners: Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Media Reach: global audience of 400 million