Researchers Double Effort to Enroll Women in Breast-Disease Study

Leaders of a landmark study aimed at heightening the focus on family medical history and genetic drivers that put some women at higher risks than others for developing breast disease are ramping up efforts to add Black females to their hoped-for pool of 100,000 participants.

So far, Black women, who tend to be diagnosed later and die more often from the disease than women of other races, comprise 1.7 percent of the 9,195 women who have signed on to the five-year Women Informed to Screen Depending on Measures of risk (WISDOM) study.

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