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Breast cancer risk in I.E. greater
San Bernardino Sun

The death rate for Inland Empire women with breast cancer fell by nearly a quarter between 1988 and 2007, but health experts are at a loss to explain why the rate for local women remains higher than the state as a whole, according to a recent study. A recent effort funded by the Inland Empire affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure found that from 2003-2007, the age adjusted mortality rate for invasive breast cancer was 25.4 per 100,000 for women from the combined San Bernardino/Riverside county region, compared to 22.8 deaths per 100,000 for women statewide.