Tag: Black Women

ICARE Social Media Post June 2023

Should Black women be screened earlier?

A recent study found that Black women had the highest rate of breast cancer deaths in their 40s, compared to White women and women of other races and ethnicities. ⁠Use this link to learn more: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2803948?utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_term=041923 Reference: Chen T, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(4):e238893. PMID: 37074714.

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ICARE Social Media Post March 2023

BGREAT December 2022 Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of our B-GREAT newsletter for updates about inherited cancers in the context of racial inequalities in healthcare. You can read the newsletter by visiting 👇https://bgreatinitiative.inheritedcancer.net/wp-content/uploads/BGREAT-December-2022-Newsletter.pdf Please feel free to share with family members, friends, and/or your healthcare providers.

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2023

Inherited Breast Cancers Across Populations

Did you know that BRCA1/2 are amongst the most well-studied genes, yet most BRCA1/2 studies have been done in White populations? This means our knowledge about genes and risks comes primarily from White populations. • Some research suggests that BRCA1/2 gene mutations may be more common in young Black women with breast cancer. • Even …

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2022

Breast Cancer Genes in Women of African Ancestry

A recent study in women of African ancestry confirmed genes previously identified to have associations with breast cancer risk (BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2, ATM, TP53, NF1, and CHEK2) and provided new evidence of breast cancer risk for RAD51C and RAD51D, which was identified previously in European ancestry populations.Check out the full article at 👇https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35396981/Reference: Díaz-Zabala, et …

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ICARE Social Media Post April 2022

Disparities: PARP Inhibitors & Ovarian Cancer

A recent study found that non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic women are underrepresented in clinical trials evaluating PARP inhibitor use among ovarian cancer patients; therefore, these trials do not accurately represent the ovarian cancer patient population. These findings indicate initiatives to increase diversity in clinical trials are needed. Read the full article for more information 👇https://www.gynecologiconcology-online.net/article/S0090-8258(22)00071-3/fulltext#secst0030Reference: …

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ICARE Social Media Post March 2022

Breast Cancer: Leading Cause Of Cancer-Associated Death Among Black Women

Did you know breast cancer surpassed lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer death among Black women in the United States? Although Black women are at a lower risk for developing breast cancer, they are 41% more likely to die of breast cancer compared with White women.Future research is needed to reverse course, through …

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2021

Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Model for Black Women


A new breast cancer model has been developed and validated for breast cancer risk prediction, specifically for Black women in the United States. This is in contrast to prior models, which were developed in White women, and used in Black women (which UNDERPREDICTED risks). This is a notable advance as we strive towards health equity …

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