BWHS Researchers develop breast cancer prediction tool for Black women

in Research News
November 9th, 2021

Black women are more likely to develop breast cancer at earlier ages and with worse outcomes than white women. Researchers at Boston University have now developed a risk prediction model for breast cancer in Black women, suitable for use in a health care setting. Breast cancer risk prediction tools are used by clinicians to identify women at higher than average risk of breast cancer for early or more frequent screening by mammography and other modalities, and this new model is an easy way for primary care providers to guide screening recommendations or referral for genetic testing, particularly for young Black women.

Read more about this new risk prediction model here: Medical Xpress – Researchers develop breast cancer prediction tool for Black women

Watch an interview with the BWHS’s Dr. Julie Palmer: MSN – Researchers develop breast cancer prediction tool for Black women