Breast cancer in African-American women: differences in tumor biology from European-American women.

@article{Amend2006BreastCI,
  title={Breast cancer in African-American women: differences in tumor biology from European-American women.},
  author={Kandace L Amend and David Hicks and Christine B. Ambrosone},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={2006},
  volume={66 17},
  pages={8327-30}
}
Disparities exist between African-American and European-American women in the incidence and nature of breast cancer. African-American women are more often diagnosed with breast cancer at an earlier age and with more aggressive disease, characterized by higher grade and negative estrogen and progesterone receptor status. Recent findings reveal specific gene expression patterns associated with the more aggressive breast cancers observed in African-American women. An overview of the current… CONTINUE READING

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