According to a new study, black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than their white counterparts. Although there has been a 35 percent decrease in the breast cancer mortality rate from 1990 to 2012, the breakdown by race offers a different story. The death rates for black women decreased by 23 percent while the death rates for white women decreased by nearly half at 42 percent.
Black women are two to three times more likely to develop an aggressive form of breast cancer called triple negative breast cancer which as of this moment does not have any approved targeted treatments. About 1 in 9 African-American women will suffer from breast cancer in their lifetimes.