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Add Your Heading Text Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vhDWPTQams Hi, my name is Dr Jonathan Jackson. I’m the founder and executive director of the Community Access Recruitment and Engagement or Care Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I’ve designed and run clinical trials but more importantly, I’ve also participated as a study volunteer in …

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Genetic Tests Create Treatment Opportunities and Confusion for Breast Cancer Patients

The past decade has witnessed a rapid expansion of genetic tests, including new instruments to inform patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer about the risk of recurrence and to guide their treatment. But the clinical significance of many of the inherited mutations that can now be identified remains unclear, and experts are torn …

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Biological Links Identified Between an Aggressive Breast Cancer Type and African Ancestry

Definitive biological links between African ancestry and disease processes that affect an aggressive cancer type called triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) have been identified by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. Their analysis of TNBC tumors from a diverse patient population yielded a large set of genes whose expression differed in patients with African ancestry compared with patients …

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Black pastor offered tobacco industry money to oppose menthol ban

A prominent Detroit Black pastor was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars, allegedly from tobacco giant RJ Reynolds, to lead a campaign against banning the sale of menthol cigarettes in the U.S. The company sells America’s most popular brand of menthol cigarettes, Newport. The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to ban the sale …

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Asian and Black women more likely than White women to have delayed follow-up breast imaging

Asian and Black women who received an incomplete score on their mammograms were more likely than White or Hispanic women to either delay their follow-up imaging beyond the recommended 60-day timeframe or forego it completely, according to a study of 4,500 women. Those who completed their forms in Spanish were also found to forego or …

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White women have lower rate of guideline cervical cancer screening than Black women

Researchers observed a nearly twofold higher rate of missed or lack of guideline cervical cancer screening among White women compared with Black women (26.6% vs. 13.8%), according to a study of more than 29,000 diagnosed with the cancer from 2001 to 2018. The largest rate of increase in distant-stage (advanced) cervical cancer is occurring among …

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Black women have highest risk of advanced cervical cancer

The largest rate of increase in distant-stage (advanced) cervical cancer is occurring among White women and younger women, but Black women overall appear to have the highest rate of the disease, according to a study of more than 29,000 diagnosed from 2001 to 2018. The study findings provide an update on trends of distant-stage cervical …

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Many women under 50, especially Asian women, not getting annual mammograms

Nearly half of women between the ages of 40 and 49 don’t receive their recommended annual mammograms, according a survey of nearly 2,000 women in 2018.  The biggest reason by far, according to the women, was that they had never thought about it. Asian women were half as likely as White women to report undergoing …

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Annual PSA screening may be important for Black men

Annual PSA prostate cancer screening may be particularly important for Black men, suggests a new study of 45,834 veterans, aged 55–69 years, who were diagnosed with prostate cancer between 2004 and 2017. The study found that annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening significantly reduced the risk of dying from prostate cancer among Black men but not …

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