View Full Version : New Evidence That Race Differences in Cancer Are Genetic

Mac Seafraidh
Wednesday, August 25th, 2004, 02:14 AM
Several recent medical studies have revealed that differences between blacks and whites in the risk and aggressiveness of prostate and breast cancer are linked to genetic differences between the races. Variations in susceptibility to both cancers are affected by different sequences on the Vitamin D receptor, or VDR, gene; one of the different versions, or polymorphisms is, as reported in the August 15 issue of Cancer Research, associated with significantly higher and more aggressive rates of prostate cancer among black men, while specific versions of the same gene are associated with doubled incidence of breast cancer among white women, according to a study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention (August 2004). Meanwhile, the journal Cancer reveals that the racial differences in the occurrence of mutations in a tumor suppressing gene, p53, are connected with difference in the aggressiveness of breast cancer between white and black women. The benefits of such racially anchored investigations in fighting cancer and other ills are obvious. Less obvious is why, although racial differences in many aspects of medicine are increasingly reported in the science and medical sections of newspapers, the news, sports, entertainment, and “style” pages of the press continue to maintain that biological races either don’t exist, or are based on a few cosmetic differences.


Dr. Solar Wolff
Tuesday, August 31st, 2004, 07:39 AM
Breast cancer in the USA is largely a Black and Jewish disease, although the media will never tell you that. Black, probably because of their high rate of smoking, and Jewesses (maybe its the gefeldtefisch) show rates of breast cancer way out of proportion to their respective populations. Of course, since it is a Jewish-thing, the media has been on a big push to cure this problem. They want to "raise awareness" though fund-raisers, walks, etc. In other words, they want us to finance the cure of their diseases--you know, just like the AIDS thing.