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.