Oct 3, 2023 Genetic Ancestry and Social Environment may Influence How Aggressive Breast Cancer is in Black Women


For Black women, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and as of 2019 has surpassed lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer death in this population, according to the American Cancer Society. Additionally, studies have shown a high prevalence of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive subtype of breast cancer among younger Black women and those of African descent. Black women continue to experience disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, leading to increased mortality of up to 40 percent higher than white women. Read more at cinj.org.

Coral O. Omene, MD, PhD