Health disparities in breast cancer: biology meets socioeconomic status

@article{Dunn2010HealthDI,
  title={Health disparities in breast cancer: biology meets socioeconomic status},
  author={Barbara K. Dunn and Tanya D Agurs-Collins and Doris Browne and Ronald Lubet and Karen Anne Johnson},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2010},
  volume={121},
  pages={281-292}
}
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, accounting for just over 1 million new cases annually. Population-based statistics show that globally, when compared to whites, women of African ancestry (AA) tend to have more aggressive breast cancers that present more frequently as estrogen receptor negative (ERneg) tumors. ERneg tumors fail to respond to current established targeted therapies, whether for treatment or prevention. Subsets of the ERneg phenotype include those that… CONTINUE READING
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