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Breast Cancer: Some good news

| Updated on January 16, 2018 Published on October 14, 2016

BREAST CANCER

Some good news

Breast cancer death rates among women decreased during 2010-2014, but racial differences persisted, according to a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Our latest data suggest some improvement for black women when it comes to disparities,” said Lisa Richardson, Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. “First, the decline in deaths suggests that white and black women under 50 are benefiting equally from cancer treatments. Second, we’re hopeful the lack of difference in death rates between black and white women under 50 will start to be seen in older women.”

Published on October 14, 2016
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