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Black women more likely than White women to suffer rapid relapse of TNBC

Black women were 22 percent more likely than White women to suffer “rapid relapse” of Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) in a study of more than 17,000 women diagnosed with TNBC between 2010 and 2014 led by researcher Samilia Obeng-Gyasi, MD (above).

About a tenth of women with Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) have what’s called rapid relapse, consisting of aggressive disease and death within 24 months of diagnosis.

Also more likely to have rapid release TNBC were women on Medicaid, women with no health insurance, single women, and women who did not undergo breast cancer surgery.

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