Race, age disparities in breast cancer; excessive antibiotics for inpatient pneumonia

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Today's top story:

Racial, age disparities confirmed in triple-negative breast cancer

by Susan London

The odds of triple negative breast cancer are elevated for minority women and younger women, according to the results of a nationwide cross-sectional cohort study of more than 1 million breast cancer cases.

These data were published in Cancer (Scott LC et al. Cancer. 2019 Jul 8. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32207).

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