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Black women more likely to die from Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

African American women with nonmetastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) had a significantly higher risk of breast-cancer mortality compared with White women, according to a study of 23,213 U.S. patients diagnosed with the cancer from 2010 to 2015. Compared with White women, African American women diagnosed with TNBC were less likely to be treated with surgery or chemotherapy and were 16 percent more likely to die during the period 2010 through 2016.

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