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dc.contributor.authorWarren, Barbour S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDevine, Carolen_US
dc.descriptionFact sheet on the breast cancer risk of different racial/ethnic groupsen_US
dc.description.abstractWomen of different racial/ethnic backgrounds have different rates of breast cancer occurrence and survival from the disease. In general, women from lower socioeconomical groups, regardless of their race/ethnicity, have lower rates of occurrence of breast cancer but have higher death rates from breast cancer. However, there are exceptions depending on age, race/ethnicity, and place of residence. The differences in breast cancer occurrence and survival appear to be the result of cultural and environmental effects rather than genetic differences between ethnic groups. Women from different ethnic groups may be given different medical treatments for breast cancer.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States Department of Agriculture CSREES, the New York State Department of Health and Department of Environmental Conservation, and Cornell Universityen_US
dc.publisherCornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factorsen_US
dc.subjectbreast canceren_US
dc.titleBreast Cancer in Women from Different Racial/Ethnic Groups Fact Sheet No. 47en_US
dc.typefact sheeten_US

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