US black women are less likely to have genetic tests for breast cancerBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7496.865-c (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:865
- Susan Mayor
Black women who have close relatives with breast or ovarian cancer are nearly five times less likely to be offered genetic testing for these cancers than white women, a US study reported this week.
The case-control study looked at 408 women receiving primary healthcare services from the University of Pennsylvania Health System who had a first degree or second degree relative with breast or ovarian cancer (JAMA 2005;293: 1729-36). The women were followed up from December 1999 to …