Study urges genetic cancer screening for black women

Black women with a family history of breast cancer can benefit from genetic testing to see if they carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations associated with a higher risk for the disease, and get early treatment if they do, according to a new study. Researchers urged additional study on the genetics of breast cancer, saying that despite the cost and lack of coverage for such testing, early detection improves survival rates.

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