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Medical News & Perspectives
April 1, 2009

Breast Cancer Probed in Hispanic Women

JAMA. 2009;301(13):1325-1326. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.402

Mounting evidence shows that Hispanic women appear more likely than white or black women to have hereditary forms of breast cancer, raising important implications for more targeted screening and early cancer detection.

“[This] is an issue that affects the United States because of the large and growing population of Hispanics in this country,” said Elena Martinez, PhD, of the University of Arizona's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Tucson.

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