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Sequencing genomes of Nigerian women could help prevent many lethal breast cancers

20:00 EDT 20 Aug 2018 | AAAS

(University of Chicago Medical Center) A study that enrolled more than 2,000 Nigerian women found that disparities in breast cancer mortality disproportionately impact women of African ancestry. Nigerian women with mutations in breast cancer genes have higher risks than women in the US with mutations in the same genes. Inherited breast cancer plays a bigger role in Nigeria.

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