AACR Researchers Emphasize Importance of Genetic Ancestry as Factor in Breast Cancer Studies

KeepHealthCare.ORG – AACR Researchers Emphasize Importance of Genetic Ancestry as Factor in Breast Cancer Studies

CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – The importance of diversity in genetic studies of cancer continued to be a crucial theme at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Chicago this year.

Researchers at the AACR annual meeting in Washington, DC in 2017 addressed the lack of diversity in many large genomic datasets, presenting findings which showed that this could be hindering efforts to lower the rates of cancer-related deaths.

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Source: https://www.genomeweb.com/cancer/aacr-researchers-emphasize-importance-genetic-ancestry-factor-breast-cancer-studies

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