Breast cancer racial disparity linked to DNA repair gene expression

Differences in how DNA repair genes are expressed as a result of environmental impacts may help to explain why Black women in the US have a higher mortality from breast cancer than white women.

Black women and breast cancer

Black women with the most common type of breast cancer are over 40% more likely to die from the disease than white women. New genetic research provides some answers.

Bioinformaticist Kevin Yip joins Sanford Burnham Prebys

Bioinformaticist Kevin Yip, Ph.D., has joined Sanford Burnham Prebys as a professor, where he will collaborate with other faculty across the Institute on large-scale data analysis and develop new tools and models for computational biology. Yip comes to Sanford Burnham Prebys after more than a decade on the faculty at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Research reveals why more Black women die from breast cancer

Researchers led by Svasti Haricharan, Ph.D., are unpacking racial disparities in breast cancer survival at the molecular level.