Only white, affluent women over 50 are showing a decline in breast cancer rates across the country, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Harvard researchers analyzed data evidencing a decline in breast cancer rates across the country and discovered this startling fact. No such decrease in the number of diagnosed breast cancers was evident among African American, Hispanic or Asian/Pacific Islander women. The researchers attributed the decrease in this racial, socioeconomic slice of women to a decline in these same women’s use of synthetic hormones often prescribed for menopausal symptoms. Breast cancer rates declined by as much as 10% annually in this group.