Mapping Breast Cancer Genes – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Women of African origin with breast cancer predominantly get an aggressive form of the disease.
Olopade: We went back to Africa.
Narrator: Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade is with the University of Chicago.
Olopade: We learned a lot about some of the reasons why young women get breast cancer. And we learned about things that we totally did not expect and which the Africans had not been able to study because they didnít have the technology.
Narrator: She says medical research in Africa is relevant for preventing and treating breast cancer in people everywhere.
Olopade: A number of things that we have to think about in the different countries in fact, or in our country may originate in different countries.
Narrator: For more information on 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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