BRCA1 and BRCA2 More Common Among Black Women
Researchers from University of Chicago and the University of Washington found that 22 percent of African-American women were carries for BRCA1 or BRCA2, flawed genes that put women more at-risk for cancer. They believe that these genetic mutations may be the reason why Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with more aggressive forms of the disease such as triple-negative breast cancer.
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