Black patients may have poorer outcomes during breast cancer treatment than White patients.

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Black women with breast cancer had a 3.5-fold higher rate of lymphedema over 24 months compared with White women.

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Findings from a study indicated that non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native patients with breast cancer were more likely to undergo a mastectomy compared with non-Hispanic White patients.

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Investigators compared tradeoffs in breast cancer screening strategies in Black patients vs White patients.

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Transgender individuals may be more likely to develop breast cancer than cisgender men; guidelines need to be established and institutions need to eliminate discrimination to encourage higher breast cancer screening rates for this population of patients, investigators said.

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Differences in frequency of germline pathogenic variants were not seen in patient subsets by ethnicity when comparing 12 genes linked with breast cancer.

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Data focusing on patients seeking breast surgical procedures determined that broad skill sets are valuable for general surgeons practicing in rural areas, as breast surgeries only represented a small proportion of total surgical procedures conducted.

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A retrospective, population-based cohort study in JAMA Oncology found Black women in the United States were more likely to have a high-risk recurrence score and die of axillary node-negative breast cancer than non-Hispanic White women who had similar scores.

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A study presented at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference suggests women over the age of 70 with breast cancer can tolerate surgery even though they aren’t offered it regularly, but a second abstract suggests these women tend to opt out of this treatment option.

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Among accredited US cancer centers, hospitals which serve primarily minority patients were found to be as likely as other hospitals to offer the standard of surgical care for early-stage breast cancer.

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