Why Are MBC Outcomes Worse for Black Women Than White Women? - Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Talk

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Black women and white women are diagnosed with breast cancer at a similar rate. However, Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer known as triple-negative breast cancer and to be diagnosed with advanced cancer. Also, a higher percentage of Black women than white women die from MBC.   

Researchers are working to understand the complex reasons for these differences. Possible reasons include differences in genes, the immune system, and access to care. Understanding these differences is important because this knowledge could allow more personalized treatment for Black women.  

Click the links below to learn more about research into understanding features unique to Black women that affect MBC outcomes.

Features Unique to Black Women That May Play a Role in MBC Outcomes
Differences in the Immune System
Clinical Trials for Black Women and Men with MBC

Last Modified on January 16, 2024



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