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Breast-Feeding Reduced Risk for ER/PR-Negative Breast Cancer

Women who had children but did not breast-feed had about 1.5 times the risk for ER/PR-negative breast cancer when compared with a control population.

Increased Risk For Breast Cancer Death Among Black Women Greatest During First 3 Years

Non-Hispanic black women diagnosed with breast cancer, specifically those with estrogen receptor-positive tumors, are at a significantly increased risk for breast cancer death compared with non-Hispanic white women.

Childbearing May Increase Risk of Hormone Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer in African-American Women

African-American women are at higher risk for hormone receptor-negative breast cancer, one of the most difficult subtypes to treat, but this risk could be ameliorated somewhat by breast-feeding their children.

Soy Isoflavone Supplements Did Not Provide Breast Cancer Protections

Although soy-based foods appear to have a protective effect, we are not seeing the same effect with supplementation using isolated components of soy.

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Test Could Detect Breast Cancers Earlier in Young, High-risk African-American Women

Certain cancer signaling pathways that are activated in aggressive cancer can be detected very early, even in precancerous cells, among young African-American women at high risk for breast cancer. This may allow for earlier detection and prevention of cancer.

High-risk, Underserved Women Benefited from MRI Screening for Breast Cancer

Using breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screenings among targeted, high-risk, underserved women significantly decreased diagnostic cost and increased patient compliance rates with follow-up compared to using general risk mammography screenings.

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Mammography Use Up for U.S. Immigrants

Mammography rates among immigrant women in the U.S. increased from 60.2 percent in 2000 to 65.5 percent in 2008. Immigrant women remain less likely than native-born U.S. women to be screened. Increasing immigrant women’s access to insurance coverage may diminish disparity. While mammography rates have improved among foreign-born women residing in the United States, these [...]