Why are Breast Cancers More Aggressive in Black Women?

October 10, 2023

There are striking disparities in survival rates between Black and white breast cancer patients. Our guest speakers, Christine Ambrosone, PhD, and Song Yao, MD, PhD, have led a team that has done extensive research to understand the causes of why certain cancers are more aggressive in Black women. They have developed a hypothesis that the higher rate of aggressive tumors in Black women when compared with white women might have something to do with their immune systems. We will get updates from their research and how we can work towards eliminating racial gaps in breast cancer survival.

Key Takeaways from Webinar Viewers:

  • "The importance in participating in TNBC research, and know that others have an unwavering commitment to interrupt, decrease, and eradicate TNBC & other breast cancers." - Anonymous Breast Cancer Attendee
  • "Within all age groups there is a higher mortality for Black women and breastfeeding is shown as a way to reduce your risk for breast cancer." - Anonymous Family/Friend Attendee
  • "Having breast cancer increases the chances of hypertension, diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease in Black women." - Anonymous Breast Cancer Attendee

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