Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality Shrinks

The racial disparity in breast cancer mortality is shrinking, according to a CDC study. The death rate from the disease dropped faster for white women (2% a year between 2010 to 2014) vs. 1.5% for black women (1.5% in the same period). However, for women under 50, the death rate was the same for both races.    

“Continued decreases involve accelerating current progress and understanding breast cancer genomics for predicting risk and promoting effective treatment through new initiatives like the Precision Medicine Initiative and Cancer Moonshot,” the study states.

Source: CDC