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While the overall incidence of breast cancer is higher in white women, black women are more likely to die from it and to have secondary cancer. Black women are also three times more likely to develop an aggressive "triple negative tumor," compared to women of other racial backgrounds, say researchers from Boston University School of Medicine. A triple negative tumor is one of the most deadly types of breast cancer because it is resistant to most treatments.
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