Pamela Ratliff
Stanford Cancer Institute 


Saturday Sept. 26, 2020 from 9AM - 3PM PST

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Can access from anywhere via computer (laptop or desktop PC), tablet, or smartphone.


Recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox as your web browser. The web browser client will download Zoom automatically when you join the event if this is your first time. Zoom is also available for manual download by clicking HERE


Currently, there are no opportunities available in 2020.

Here are some ways you can help out in the future!

  • Raffle prize donations
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Sponsorship/funding opportunities

Please contact Pamela Ratliff at or call 1.800.383.0941 for additional information.

Each individual must complete an online registration to attend the virtual summit.

Login details will be sent via email to all registrants 48 hours prior to event. Thank you!

It's Easy To Use!! Just CLICK LINK above for Virtual Health Resource Fair to access your one-stop shop for cancer resources from local cancer organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as health and wellness resources from organizations nationwide.

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 WELCOME to the official webpage of the Breast Cancer and African Americans (BCAA) Virtual Summit 2020! The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is pleased to host its 9th annual event focused on eliminating breast cancer disparities in African American populations in the Greater SF Bay Area and surrounding communities through the dissemination of high quality, timely and culturally-tailored health information and resources.

Recent studies show that Black women in the U.S. are diagnosed at younger ages, at later stages, and with more aggressive forms of breast cancer, in addition to having higher death rates than white women from the disease.  Join us for an informative dialogue with clinicians, health professionals, researchers, cancer survivors, caregivers, advocates, and other key stakeholders. We have a wonderful lineup of expert speakers and sessions covering the spectrum of breast health and cancer including, but not limited to 
breast self-awareness; breast cancer risk; early detection; nutrition; physical activity; treatment and clinical trials research; survivorship; and advocacy. 

BCAA Virtual Summit 2020 Highlights include:

-  Distinguished speakers and cancer/health experts representing the diverse knowledge and expertise within        the African American community

-  Discussion of the latest breast cancer topics, including the impact of COVID-19|

-  Nutritional tips and healthy cooking demo

-  Intimate fireside chat with breast cancer champions

-  Continuing education credits provided by our partners at BABNA (SEE details below)

- BCAA Virtual Summit Program Booklet

-  Virtual Health Resource Fair w/downloadable cancer and health resources 

-  Virtual Reception (Invitation Only)

The target audience for this event is African American women and men (age 18+) of any health status, as well as cancer patients and survivors.  In addition, we welcome participation by family members, caregivers, friends, community advocates, clinicians, health care professionals, and researchers.

This event is sponsored by the Stanford Cancer Institute's (SCI). Supporters and Partners for this event include: Silicon Valley Alumnae Chapter and Sigma Omicron Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Bloomingdale's, Bay Area Black Nurses Association, Inc., National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. - San Francisco Chapter, Ladies in Red, Allen Temple Baptist Church - Health Education Ministry, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. - Oakland/Bay Area Chapter, Everything Ro - Dr. Ro, and Stanford Medicine Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement Center (TECI). 

There is NO COST TO ATTEND this event, but online registration is required - SEE BELOW.
Login details will be sent via email to all registrants 48 hours prior to event

Deadline to register is September 24.

5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are AVAILABLE for Registered Nurses, and other health professionals including Social Workers and Community Health Education Specialists (CHES) provided by our partners, the Bay Area Black Nurses' Association (BABN) - Provider #CEP 9053.  

To receive full credit for CEUs, you must attend the entire program and send an email request to on Sept. 26, the day of the event. Please include the following details in all email requests: Subject line - SCI Breast Cancer and African Americans Virtual Summit 2020 and in body of message type in your first and last name, license number, and complete mailing address. 

Photography and/or Video Consent Disclaimer: By attending the Breast Cancer and African Americans (BCAA) Virtual Summit, all parties understand and expressly consent to the Stanford Cancer Institute using their photographic image and/or audiovisual recordings for any chosen promotional purposes and format, including print, digital, and/or online.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS ONLINE COVID-19 SELF-CHECKER - A guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care provided by the CDC.

CLICK HERE for Common Questions and Answers About Coronavirus for Cancer Patients and Survivors

CLICK HERE for NCI Coronavirus: What People With Cancer Should Know