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Genetics Could Be To Blame For 20 Percent Of Black Women With Breast Cancer

Jun 3, 2013
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We already know that black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than their white peers, but a new study could explain why. Research shows one in five black women with breast cancer have a genetic mutation tied to the disease.

Source: Bloomberg

One in five black women with breast cancer were found to have inherited mutations on at least one of 18 genes linked to the disease, in a study that may explain the earlier onset and more-aggressive malignancies in that group.

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