Tomorrow, February 4th, is World Cancer Day. TGB is dedicated to healthcare architecture, and we stand with survivors, fighters, and the loved ones of those who have passed from cancer. Cancer has had many advances in treatment and the earlier it is identified the higher the chances of survival. With the technology advancements, cancer is still the second leading cause of deaths in the United States in 2020 according to the CDC. A large part of this is due to disparities in treatment and overall awareness of cancer and preventative care.
As an architecture firm that creates healing spaces for cancer patients and families, we listen to understand the changing technology, community needs, and environmental factors that affect patients' health. TGB understands that healthcare should reflect the community it serves, and we seek out healthcare organizations that structure their system to meet the needs of minorities that are underserved.
Read here to learn about people's experience and how they are battling to overcome the barriers and gaps in cancer care.
Minorities and LGBTQ+ Cancer Resources:
AABCA - African American Breast Cancer Alliance, BWHI - Black Women's Health Imperative, Latinas Contra Cancer, National LGBT Cancer Network, Nueva Vida, SAGE - advocacy & services for LGBTQ+ Elders, Sisters Network Inc., American Indian Cancer Foundation
Washington Cancer Resources:
SCCA - Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutch Cancer Center, Cancer Lifeline, Cancer Pathways, WA - American Cancer Society, Cierra Sisters, Northwest Hope & Healing, Team Survivor Northwest
UICC - Union for International Cancer Control, Cancer Care, World Cancer Day