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Uncovering the Influence of Ancestry in Tumor Biology of Breast Cancer Disparities

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Melissa B. Davis, PhD, Scientific Director, International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine

Substantial disparities exist in cancer care. Despite this knowledge, little has changed over the years to provide equity in health outcomes across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines.

Dr. Melissa B. Davis’s primary work focuses on identification of biological mechanisms that lead to racial disparities in risk and clinical
outcomes of breast and gynecologic cancers. The Davis lab reported discoveries that unique genetic signatures in breast tumors of African and African American patients are differentially enriched for mechanisms that correlate with aggressive tumor progression, including
inflammation and immunological functions.

Join us to explore underlying issues, root causes, and opportunities for activists to facilitate change in the movement towards health equity for all.

Come with questions…leave empowered!

Submit questions in advance for Dr. Davis to Christina@bccr.org