High Risk/Triple Negative Breast Cancer & African Ancestry

Observance of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is March 25. On Monday, March 23, 2020 CaRE2 Health Equity Center was honored to hear from Dr. Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO. Dr. Newman is Chief Breast Surgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine and is a Principal Investigator in the establishment of the International Breast Registry. The International Breast Registry is a partnership between institutions in the United states, Ghana and Ethiopia which seeks to explore and address breast cancer health disparities faced by women of African ancestry through educational training programs and conducting research studies comparing biology of breast cancer between these populations that are both genetically linked and geographically separated by the Transatlantic Slave Trade.