Tag: Health Equity

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 January 2023

Why is diversity in genomics studies important?

Did you know that about 80% of genomics data comes from European populations, yet they only make up about 16% of the world population? This bias means Europeans stand to benefit the most, while important associations for other ancestry groups may be missed. Not including diverse populations in genomics research can further WIDEN disparities!

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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 March 2022

BRCA1/2: Asian Breast Cancer Patients

A new study highlights the importance of customizing mutation carrier prediction models in order to improve the accuracy of predicting the likelihood of carrying a BRCA mutation in Asian breast cancer patients.Read the article for more info!https://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.21.01647?cid=DM9826&bid=143994923Reference: Hong Ang et al. J Clin Oncol. 2022 Feb 10;JCO2101647. PMID: 35143328.

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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 March 2022

Komen Blog Post: Dr. Pal Interview

Komen Scholar, ICARE Founder and Clinical Geneticist, Dr. Tuya Pal, was recently interviewed for the Komen Blog. In the interview, Dr. Pal discusses the importance of making genetic counseling and testing more accessible in order to help populations who are at high risk for inherited cancer make more informed decisions about their medical care.Read the …

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2022

Dr. Pal’s GIM Editorial


Estimating Polygenetic Risk Scores in non-Europeans through extrapolating from data in European descent populations is not accurate! Diversity in genomic studies is critically needed for both equity and scientific discovery. For more information, read the Genetics in Medicine editorial by ICARE Founder, Dr. Tuya Pal, here 👇https://www.gimjournal.org/article/S1098-3600(21)05396-X/fulltextReference: Pal. Genet Med. 2021 Nov 20;S1098-3600(21)05396-X. PMID: 34906472.

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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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