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Three generations of women looking at a new baby girl in the family

Most people who develop breast cancer have no family history of the disease, but that’s not always the case. A person’s family history, genetics, race, and ethnicity are all important risk factors that can contribute to an individual’s breast cancer risk.

A new BCRF-funded study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute provides new insight on an aggressive form of breast cancer frequently diagnosed in African-American women.

When Jacob Bryson’s wife Rebecca felt a lump on his peck seven years ago, his doctor told him it was a benign cyst. At the time the 60-year-old father of two and grandfather decided to play it safe and have it removed.

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You asked, we listened and the answers are in.

Our #AskBCRF social media event was tailored for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer – their siblings, children and relatives – who had questions surrounding inherited susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer.

After actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt revealed she underwent two preventive surgeries to remove her ovaries, fallopian tubes, and both breasts because she carries a B

On Tuesday, March 24, actress Angelina Jolie Pitt penned an op-ed in The New York Times revealing she had preventative surgery to remove her fallopian tubes and ov

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has announced a partnership with Healthy Hispanic Living to increase breast cancer awareness in the Latina community.

BCRF grantee Dr. Jeffrey Weitzel continues his Q&A regarding the role of genetics and breast cancer risk in Latinas.

We had the opportunity to sit down with BCRF researcher Dr. Jeffrey Weitzel to learn more about the role of genetics and breast cancer risk in Latinas. This interview will be published in two parts, part one of our Q&A is published below.