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Predicting Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Risk in Young Black Women

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Predicting Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Risk in Young Black Women

Jun 1, 2024

Drs. Holly Pederson and Elisha Hughes explain their research on polygenic risk scores.

Black women have a higher risk of developing triple-negative breast cancer at a young age than white women. At the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Dr. Holly Pederson, of the Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. Elisha Hughes, of Myriad Genetics, presented their research on how a polygenic risk score can help predict the risk of early-onset triple-negative breast cancer in Black women.

Listen to the episode to hear Drs. Pederson and Hughes explain:

  • what a polygenic risk score is
  • the results of their research
  • how the results are being used

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