What a difference a year makes. In 2011 it was estimated that 6,040 black women would die from breast cancer, outpacing their white counterparts in mortality once again.
But over the last 12 months, doctors have made significant strides in the battle against the disease, which promise to not only close the mortality gap, but possibly even cut breast cancer incidence overall.
Here's a look at 7 breakthroughs in breast cancer research with high stakes for the African-American set.
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