Duke study finds understanding aggressive breast cancers could ease racial disparities in death rates:
Posted Sep 22 2011 10:16pm
Duke study finds understanding aggressive breast cancers could ease racial disparities in death rates:NCI Cancer Center News Some aggressive breast cancer tumors that disproportionately strike African-American women are known to take up blood sugar very rapidly. Now researchers from the Women's Wellness Program at Duke University have found a similar tendency in premalignant breast cells from high-risk African-American women. Click here to read full press release from Duke University .###Among the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 66 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.