Aug 24, 2021
New Publication from Dr. Martin Yaffe
MBP researcher Dr. Martin Yaffe has published a new American Cancer Society Journal article entitled ‘Looking at breast cancer through the ethnic and racial lens—one size definitely does not fit all'.
- Breast cancer cases are elevated in younger women in minority cohorts in the United States.
- Much of this is due to their younger age distributions, particularly for Hispanic women, but beyond this there are elevated risks in younger Black and Asian women.
- Disparities increase further for minority women when being diagnosed with more advanced disease or dying of breast cancer before the age of 50 years is considered.
- Strategies for culturally appropriate education about breast cancer, better access to screening, and prompt treatment must be implemented.