The BRCA genes are more common amongst Jewish women than they are in the general population. Women with these genes have a 70% higher risk of contracting breast cancer, which is usually terminal. This would explain the much higher death rate in Israel than the other OECD countries.
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from the article: Report: Breast cancer death rate in Israel is sixth highest in OECD