Women from various racial and ethnic backgrounds, particularly Black women, had a higher risk of biopsy delays after an abnormal mammogram than white women.
Black women who are diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer are 28% more likely to die from the disease than white women with the same diagnosis.
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.
Black men have higher rates of all types of breast cancer compared to white men in the United States.
Compared to people not diagnosed with cancer, people who have been diagnosed with cancer have a higher risk of being infected with COVID-19 and having more severe complications if they are infected.
Asian-American women who had immigrated to the United States had a higher risk of breast cancer than Asian-American women born in the United States.
Many oncologists and surgeons are less likely to recommend genetic testing to Black women.
Women of color and women living in rural areas were more likely to miss regular screening mammograms during the COVID-19 pandemic than white and urban 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.
Over the last 10 years, women of color, as well as women with less education and lower incomes, have had less access to 3D screening mammograms compared to white women and women who are more educated and well-off financially.
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.