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Public Lecture: Diversity, ethnicity and cancer

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Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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The 2019 Lorraine Grace lectureship on societal issues of biomedical research is presented as part of the ongoing Roy J. Zuckerberg community engagement series from CSHL's NCI-designated Cancer Center


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

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?”

~ Q&A and reception to follow ~


Grace Auditorium
One Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
United States

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