JASMINE DIONNE SOUERS
Jasmine Souers is a passionate, trained advocate for young women and women of color affected by breast cancer. Diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at the age of 26, Jasmine turned her pain into purpose by co-founding For the Breast of Us, the first inclusive breast cancer community for all women of color. Today, she is the CEO of The Missing Pink Breast Cancer Alliance, connecting community members and industry stakeholders invested in health equity for communities of color affected by breast cancer. She lends her experiences and expertise to organizations such as Young Survival Coalition, Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, UF Health and the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer SPORE.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Race, Culture and Clinical Trial Perception Research
For the Breast of Us and Sommer Consulting partnered on a research project to identify barriers to clinical trials for women of color and to develop actionable solutions to help patients overcome those barriers. The study uncovered four factors that impact the participation of women of color in breast cancer trials: logistics, lack of access to healthcare, fear and misunderstanding, and trust.Link to program
Patient Research Advocate for Mayo Clinic
The primary purpose of this study is to assess the anti-tumor activity of estradiol in patients with locally advanced or metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) that expresses estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) (>25% moderate or strong nuclear staining) and who have had prior receipt of taxane and anthracycline based chemotherapy.Link to program