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CoC Oncology Lecturer Discusses Genetics and Genomics in Breast Cancer Disparities

Clinical Congress is entirely virtual this year.

Be sure to tune in for the Commission on Cancer’s (CoC’s) Oncology Lecture on Wednesday, October 27 at 1:00 pm CT. Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, chief, Division of Breast Surgery at Weill‐Cornell Medicine-New York Presbyterian Hospital Network in New York, will be speaking on Genetics and Genomics in the Study of Breast Cancer Disparities.

Dr. Newman is the founding medical director for the International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes, currently headquartered at Weill-Cornell Medicine. Her primary research has focused on race/ethnicity-related variation in breast cancer risk and outcome, the evaluation and management of high-risk patients, broadened applications for neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and special surgical techniques such as skin-sparing mastectomy and lymphatic mapping/sentinel lymph node biopsy. Dr. Newman’s extensive research related to disparities in breast cancer risk and outcome has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals and was featured in CNN’s documentary Black in America 2.”

Dr. Newman holds a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University, and she also obtained her undergraduate education at Harvard. Dr. Newman attended medical school and completed her general surgery residency training at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.

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