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Race effects the likelihood to develop lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment

Presented By
Dr Andrea Barrio, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA
Conference
SABCS 2021
Trial
Phase 2, I-SPY
Development of breast cancer-related lymphoedema is not equally distributed between races. Black women experienced higher rates of breast cancer-related lymphoedema than White women, results of a prospective study show. Lymphoedema is a well-known and quality-of-life lowering side effect of breast cancer treatment, particularly for women who undergo axillary lymph node dissection. Epidemiological and self-reported data suggest that Black women may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer related lymphoedema after axillary lymph node dissection, albeit that prospective clinical data is lacking. Dr Andrea Barrio (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA) presented results from a prospective study investigating the impact of race and ethnicity on breast cancer related lymphoedema incidence and severity [1]. The study enrolled 304 patients and included 276 patients who had at least one longitudinal measurement after baseline inc...


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