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Cancer Disparities

Breast Cancer Risk Underestimated for Blacks, Study Says

A November 28, 2007 article from the Washington Post reports that the formula that doctors use to calculate a woman's risk of breast cancer underestimates the danger for black women most of the time and especially for those age 50 and older -- the age when they are most likely to benefit from screening tests and protective drugs, according to the first major reassessment of the widely used tool.

Find the full article attached or go here: www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/27/AR2007112701711.html

For a summary of the study, go to: jnci.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/djm223.

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