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The 2018 ANNUAL KOMEN DETROIT RACE FOR THE CURE will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Comerica Park this year. The college once again has a team created called Educators for a Cure.

This event is a 5k Run/Walk and registration is open now. We would like to invite everyone in the college to join the Wayne State University community by either walking or running on May 5.

Every dollar counts towards saving lives, especially in Metro Detroit where 75% of the race proceeds help uninsured and underinsured women (and men, too) get screening and help. One hundred women in the Detroit area have already been helped this year under just one Komen Detroit grant. Please consider joining the Wayne Cares community on Saturday, May 5, to make a difference in our community.

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Cancer Facts & Figures in the U.S.

  • Among women, it is estimated that in 2018 there will be a total of 266,120 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the U.S. and 40,920 breast cancer deaths.
  • Among men, it is estimated in 2018 2,550 cases will be diagnosed.
  • It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime
  • Overall, the five-year survival rate for all stages of breast cancer is 89%
  • The five-year survival rate for local breast cancer occurrence, or breast cancer confined to the breast, is 99%
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African-American women
  • Breast cancer mortality is nearly 42 percent higher in black women than in white women
  • For those diagnosed from 2007-2013 (most recent data available), the 5-year relative survival rate for breast cancer among black women was 81 percent compared to 91 percent among white women. The possible reasons for this difference in survival may be differences in tumor biology, barriers to health care access and later state of breast cancer at diagnosis

According to, the breast cancer incidence rate has decreased by almost 7% among white women from 2002-03.  From 2007-11, breast cancer incidence rates were stable in white women and increased slightly in black women.

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women.  Death rates for breast cancer have steadily decreased in women; from 2007-11, rates among women younger than 50 decreased by 3.2% per year in whites and 2.4% per year in blacks.  Rates for women 50 and older decreased by 1.8% per year in whites and by 1.1% per year in blacks.  The decrease in breast cancer death rates can be attributed to improvements in both early detection and treatment.

The Komen Detroit Race for the Cure has raised and invested more than $29 million in the breast cancer fight since its first Race in 1992.