Navigation Links
Risk of aggressive breast cancer subtype 3 times higher for black women
Date:3/24/2009

Lifestyle, age and weight have all been considered as risk factors for breast cancer. Now a study published in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research has found that even taking these factors into consideration, black women face three times the risk of developing an aggressive 'triple negative tumour' compared to women of other racial backgrounds.

In the US, which has the highest rate of breast cancer in the world, the overall incidence of breast cancer is lower in black women than in white women. Yet when black women do get breast cancer, it tends to be more advanced when diagnosed, has a higher risk or recurring and a less favourable outcome.

A research team led by Dr Carol Rosenberg at Boston University School of Medicine searched hospital records from the Boston Medical Center, focusing on 415 breast cancer cases. The team looked at clinical features particularly patient age, weight and race/ethnicity, and pathological features including the triple-negative pattern - tumours that lack expression of the estrogen receptor, the progesterone receptor and the HER2 gene

According to Rosenberg, "The odds of having a triple negative tumour were three times higher for black women than for non-black women in the study. Previously, it was known that pre-menopausal black women had more triple negative tumors. What we found that was new was that these tumours were just as common in black women diagnosed before or after age 50, and in those who were or were not obese."

Rosenberg adds, "The higher prevalence of triple negative breast tumours in black women in all age and weight categories likely contributes to black women's unfavourable breast cancer prognosis."


'/>"/>

Contact: Charlotte Webber
charlotte.webber@biomedcentral.com
44-203-192-2000
BioMed Central
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Frequent Prostate Screens Fail to Improve Aggressive Cancer Diagnoses
2. Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Launches Aggressive Ad Campaign Directed at United States Congress
3. AWT Management Announce Aggressive Growth and Acquisition Strategy
4. Novel strategy under study for aggressive leukemia
5. Prostate cancer more likely to return in blacks than whites, but the disease is not more aggressive
6. Mayo Clinic tests novel vaccine for aggressive brain tumors
7. Aggressively Treating Cardiac Risk Factors May Reverse Ischemia
8. Breast cancer is more aggressive in African-American women
9. Gene Variant Tied to More Aggressive Prostate Cancer
10. Study finds gene linked to aggressive prostate cancer
11. Even tiny breast tumors can be aggressive and may require maximum therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... ... “Engineering Bubbles,” an oil painting submitted by Canadian radiology resident Dr. Kari Lee ... Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. The first annual art forum was a platform designed ... , “Through art I hope to educate people about radiology and its role ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... WestHarbor ... California announced today the release of Grow Healthy Vending’s newly revamped brand campaign. ... the fastest growing healthy vending providers in North America with locations across the ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... East Los Angeles ... Currently, patients can visit Dr. Assili to receive any dental extraction treatment for $40 ... it expires June 30, 2016. With the lower price, patients can more easily afford ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... Further establishing ... to announce that the new WHIMZEES Variety Value Boxes were selected from over 1,000 ... Product Showcase Award. , WHIMZEES natural dental chews for dogs are a favorite ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... around major organs, such as the kidneys, liver and pancreas. If not properly ... ., a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, warns ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 ... George Phillips und Stephen ...    ArisGlobal®, ein führender Anbieter ... gab heute bekannt, dass neue Führungskräfte zum ... gestoßen sind, die vielfältige Erfahrungen mitbringen.  Dies ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Treato , the single ... today that it has been named a Cool Vendor ... Life Sciences, 2016, Stephen Davies , ... on life-science- oriented analytics, algorithms and smart machine technology ... confirm medication ingestion, and analyze unstructured information.   ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 Dr. ... and Ste phen ... ArisGlobal®, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for life sciences, ... team to bring a wealth of insight to a growing business. ... knowledge. George Phillips joined ArisGlobal in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: