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Breast Cancer Risk Differs Among Ethnic Groups

Study Shows Differences in Risk Factors for White Women and Hispanic Women

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The researchers conclude that their findings "provide support for notable ethnic differences in both the prevalence of risk factors and their associations with breast cancer in comparisons between [non-Hispanic white] women and Hispanic women."

The researchers write that their findings "demonstrate that there are ethnic differences in both the prevalence of established breast cancer risk factors and their associations with breast cancer."

The differences may help explain the disparity in breast cancer incidence rates, and the study suggests more research is needed to pinpoint breast cancer risk factors among ethnic and racial populations.

The study is published in Cancer.

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