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Dr. Patricia Ganz quoted in Reuters about connection between low-income job retention and receiving treatment for breast cancer

Dr. Patricia Ganz, FSPH professor of health policy and management, was quoted Feb. 28 by Reuters in an article about a new study revealing that low-income women undergoing breast cancer treatment are four times more likely than their higher-income peers to lose their jobs.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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From Reuters:

Poor women undergoing breast cancer treatment are four times more likely to lose their jobs than their high-income peers, a new study suggests.

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“The value of the paper is there does not seem to be much ethnic or racial bias here,” said Dr. Patricia Ganz, professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in Los Angeles.

“The more important thing is the kind of employment. If you’re low income, your employer is more likely going to be inflexible about keeping your spot,” she said in a phone interview.

“It’s a social and equity issue,” she said.

Read the full article from Reuters