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Constance Hilliard currently works at the Department of History, University of North Texas. Constance does research in African Genomic History. Her current project is 'The Role the ethnic-specific TRPV6a calcium ion channel variant Plays in High Rate of metastatic cancers in Blacks -- including Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer and Colorectal Cancer'.
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It is altogether possible that dietary calcium standards that work best for females of Northern European ancestry in protecting them from osteoporosis, might in fact trigger metastatic cancers in women of African ancestry.
Cancers identified by the uncontrolled proliferation of the TRPV6 mRNA biomarker, kill African-Americans (AAs) at nearly twice the rate of Whites. Malignancies assigned to this class include: Metastatic prostate cancer, triple negative breast cancer, colorectal and multiple myeloma. This ecological model identifies the cause as an ethnic-specific h...
In September 2016, an article in the British Journal of Cancer advised Black females to increase their calcium intake as a means of reducing their susceptibility to the disease. Due to the severity of the cancer among this population and the lack of therapeutic progress in combating it, this research was disseminated widely throughout the United St...
While I agree that social determinants play an important role in explaining the higher mortality of Black women with triple-negative breast cancer, my research as an evolutionary historian, points to genomics as being an even more pivotal factor. The central actor is the TRPV6 gene, which has an ‘‘ancestral’’ variant carried by Africans and a ‘‘de...
This ecological correlation study explores the marked differential in osteoporosis susceptibility between East and West Africans. African tsetse belt populations are lactase non-persistent (lactose intolerant) and possess none of the genetic polymorphisms carried by lactase persistent (lactose tolerant) ethnic populations. What appears paradoxical,...
Straightening the Bell Curve offers a new way of looking at the distressingly persistent subject of intelligence research as it relates to race and gender. Constance Hilliard’s premise—that researchers preoccupied with proving racial hierarchies often sacrifice scientific truth to masculine insecurities—rests on her examination of works of historic...
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Harvard University, 1977.