Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality are Not Driven by Estrogen Receptor Status Alone – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Researchers examining breast cancer hazard rate trends in black and white women, have found that the largest differences occurred in the first three years after diagnosis. Dr. Idan Menashe is with the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer and Epidemiology and Genetics.
Menashe: Within the first five years after breast cancer diagnosis, black women are twice more likely to die of this disease than white women irrespective of their tumor characteristics.
Narrator: Dr. Menashe hopes that clinicians and other researchers can use the findings to uncover, address, and eliminate the factors for poorer early breast cancer outcomes in black women. For more information about breast cancer research, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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