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From: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
In the United States, black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than women of any other ethnicity. Indeed, breast cancer often hits women of African descent earlier and harder than white women. Yet for years, the data that has existed about breast cancer was taken from a majority white population, so treatments and research focused on the types of tumors they had. Dr. Olopade will discuss her work as a physician and researcher towards a deeper understanding of the disease, and how the focus can shift from “Who dies from breast cancer?” to “What can we do to prevent anyone from dying from it?”
Learn more in this public lecture from Dr. Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Global Health - University of Chicago Medicine.
Q&A and reception to follow.
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724