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Genetic Variant Causes Susceptibility to TNBC in African Subpopulations

Ellie Leick
Published: Friday, Aug 02, 2019

Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO, chief, Breast Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, chief, Multidisciplinary Breast Program, NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Network

Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO

African-American women are associated with higher breast cancer mortality rates, which could partly be due to the Duffy-null variant that makes women with western Sub-Saharan African descent more susceptible to triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), explained Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO.
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