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Dr. Onyinye Balogun on Uterine Cancer and Its Impact on Black Women

NEW YORK, NY (September 28, 2023) — “There can be a stigma and secrecy when it comes to cancer,” says Dr. Balogun. “Sometimes there’s an underappreciation for the fact that what’s ailing you might also affect somebody in the family. I tell women, ‘Stop the secrecy. Talking can save a life.’” This is a quote […]

Biological Links Identified Between an Aggressive Breast Cancer Type and African Ancestry

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is proud to have collaborated on this multi-institutional study which has identified definitive biological links between African ancestry and an aggressive cancer type called triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). NYGC ‘s involvement includes senior author Dr. Melissa B. Davis, PhD, Ethnicity and Cancer Scholar for NYGC’s Polyethnic-1000 (P-1000) initiative and […]