EM1912D "Genetics and Genomics in the study of African ancestry and high-risk/triple negative breast cancer" (IM GR-121319)

This presentation will review the epidemiology of breast cancer in African American compared to White American women, and it will review the history of our understanding the etiology of breast cancer disparities. We will also discuss the associations between genetic African ancestry and risk of triple negative breast cancer.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand socioeconomic factors related to breast cancer outcome disparities.
  • Understand tumor biologic factors related to race/ethnicity-associated breast cancer outcome disparities.
  • Understand differences in the epidemiology of breast cancer between African American and White American women.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Lisa Newman, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.O.
Chief, Section of Breast Surgery
Chief, Breast Cancer Disease
Chief of the Breast Surgical Oncology Programs of the NYP-WCM Network
Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital Network

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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