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Race may affect breast cancer outcomes among women with similar genetic recurrence scores

2 monthes ago   |   By Healio

SAN ANTONIO - Outcomes among women with breast cancer who have similar 21-gene recurrence scores may vary by race, according to study results presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
An analysis of patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, lymph node-positive disease revealed worse outcomes among non-Hispanic Black women than non-Hispanic white, Asian or Hispanic women.
“Racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes continue to be a major health care challenge, with Black women more likely to die the disease than non-Black women,” researcher Yara
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Levels of post-chemotherapy biomarker for distant metastatic vary by race

Levels of post-chemotherapy biomarker for distant metastatic vary by race

2 monthes ago   |   By Healio

SAN ANTONIO - Levels of a prognostic biomarker for distant metastatic recurrence varied by race among a subset of women who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to study results presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
An analysis of patients with ER-positive, HER2-negative primary breast cancer showed residual tumors from Black patients had higher biomarker scores than white patients, findings showed.
“Black women with breast cancer are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced-stage disease, have lower access to care and have triple-negative disease, all of which
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