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Cardiovascular risk factors more prevalent among Black women with triple-negative breast cancer

In a study of 121 women with triple-negative breast cancer, Black women were younger (by an average of 4 years) and more likely to be obese and have high blood pressure compared with White women.

This higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors could put them at higher risk for cardiotoxicity from chemotherapy, according to researchers at the University of South Alabama.

The study results were presented at a 2022 scientific conference.

See “Cardiovascular risk factors prevalent among patients with triple-negative breast cancer” by Jennifer Southall on the Healio website (February 14, 2022)

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