Research suggests that a genetic variant in some Latina women may reduce breast cancer risk by 40% to 80%.
A study has discovered DNA abnormalities shared by Black family members who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. These abnormalities could lead to the discovery of gene mutations linked to breast cancer that are unique to Blacks.
A study suggests that estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer cells in Black women have a very strong survival mechanism, which may be part of the reason why Black women have worse breast cancer survival rates than white women.
A new meta-analysis confirms a link between both smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke and an increase in breast cancer risk.
A study has found that young women who wait longer than 6 weeks to have breast cancer surgery have worse survival than young women who have surgery earlier.
Many oncologists and surgeons are less likely to recommend genetic testing to Black women.
Research suggests that Black women diagnosed with stage IV disease are less likely to receive antidepressants and sleep aids than white women.
A new American Cancer Society report says that the number of women who died from breast cancer dropped about 40% in the past 25 years, which translates into more than 322,000 lives saved during that time period.
Eating soy as a child seems to offer breast cancer protection, but there are lifestyle factors to consider.
If a family openly discusses breast cancer and who in the family has been diagnosed, then the women in the family know more about genetic counseling and testing and are more likely to use these services if they're appropriate.
A study suggests that Black women younger than 45 may have a higher risk of hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer if they have three or more children, never breastfeed, or have more abdominal fat.
The largest study to date of how Latinas diagnosed with breast cancer rate their treatment options suggests that doctors and patients need to communicate better and work as partners to make treatment decisions.
Research suggests that comprehensive genetic testing for Ashkenazi Jewish women, rather than only testing for the three BRCA1 or BRCA2 founder mutations, would help prevent breast cancer in this high-risk population.
A study suggests Black women are about 3.5 times more likely to develop lymphedema than white women.
Most breast cancers in Cote d'Ivoire and the Republic of Congo are already advanced-stage at diagnosis.
Identifying and offering solutions for obstacles that kept people from completing radiation therapy for early-stage breast and lung cancer improved outcomes and seemed to eliminate the difference in survival rates between Black and white people.
Black women are 2.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer than white women, according to a study of risk factors in more than 198,000 women.
Latina women who've been diagnosed with breast cancer are likely to experience many gaps in care after breast cancer treatment is completed.
White women are 24% more likely to have immediate reconstruction than Black women; 26% more likely than Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American women; and 19% more likely than Hispanic women.
Age at surgery may contribute to African American women's higher risk of dying from breast cancer.
Minority women, especially Black and American Indian/Alaska Native women, are more likely to be diagnosed with more advanced stage breast cancer as well as receive treatment below the standard of care.
Breast cancer rates are increasing among women, especially younger women, living in Asian countries.
Research continues to show that Black women with advanced breast cancer aren't faring as well as white women.
Women who need patient navigation interventions the most are less likely to report barriers to optimal breast cancer screening care.