Black Breast Cancer & BRCA1/2 Mutations - Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Talk

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Knowing if you have an inherited (also called genetic) BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation is a vital part of treatment planning for people diagnosed with breast cancer because treatment options differ depending on your BRCA1/2 status.

Below you will find links to articles discussing why doctors do not offer BRCA1/2 testing to African American women diagnosed with breast cancer as often as white women diagnosed with breast cancer. You can also learn how common BRCA1/2 and other mutations are in Black women from the Bahamas and other countries. Finally, keep reading to learn about Black & BRCA — a collaboration between patient advocates and the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn University. 



for past articles or specific information.