Topic: Race & Triple Neg

Forum: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer — Share with others who have ER-/PR-/HER2- breast cancer.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2007 09:15AM

Posted on: Jun 26, 2007 09:15AM

ssclark8267 wrote:

I just read in Memphis newspaper that researchers are looking at links of African American women to triple neg.
Very much more common than white women with triple neg.
Also showing that women who don't breast feed are more likely triple neg. I have always eaten healthily, breast fed my kids, am white, and have triple neg. Where is the research about us going on? It seems to me that it'd be useful to have input from the people who share the more uncommon traits. Does anyone have a university that you communicate with to help provide researchers unique data? Log in to post a reply

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Jun 26, 2007 06:42PM Shirlann wrote:

I also am white, nursed 3 kids had mens onset late, early menopause, and on and on. I am triple neg too.

Who knows?

Hugs, SHirlann
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Jul 2, 2007 05:04PM boobbuster wrote:

Hi SSClark-
Race and Triple Negative shouldn't be seen as a division amoung us but research is showing that it's a link to a cure. Dr. Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics, University of Chicago Medical Center, Illinois is and has studied triple negative breast cancer among black women extensively. Specifically, a California study of over 50,000 women of ALL races reported that triple-negative breast cancer is two times more likely to occur in black women.

When stratified by race, 46.6% of black women have triple-negative tumors, compared with 21.7% of white women, even after adjustment for age and stage of disease at diagnosis. "This translated to a 2.71-fold increase in risk for black women. [American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)].

The advancements made with the two mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 research was done within the Ashkenazi Jewish population. Any research in the name of breast cancer will help to heal us all. God is able, Stephanie

Here's a must read if you're triple negative.
http://cihdr.uchicago.edu/Press/Olopadesciencestory.pdf

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