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Disparities in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Not only is there a higher prevalence of triple-negative breast cancer in African American women, they tend to be diagnosed at a more advanced stage, says Coral Omene, MD, PhD (above), medical oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Compared with other subtypes of breast cancer, they have different risk factors for this disease. For instance, younger age, premenopausal status, having more children, not breastfeeding or shorter duration of breast feeding, and obesity are all risk factors.

See “Disparities in Triple Negative Breast Cancer” on the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey website (October 8, 2020)

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