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SIU Internal Medicine & Medical Humanities Grand Rounds: "Oncologic Anthropology: Understanding African Ancestry and Triple Negative Breast Cancer"

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am




Presenter: Lisa A. Newman, MD  
Director, Breast Oncology Program, Henry Ford Health System 
Director HFHS International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes


John M. Flack, MD, MPH course director, has disclosed he is a consultant with The Medicine Company, Bayer, Forest Labratories, Inc; and does research for Glaxo-Smith-Kline, Valencia Technologies Corp and Bayer.

Presenter(s): Dr. Newman has disclosed she is employed by and has financial relationships with Henry Ford Health System and is also a Researcher Grant Recipient for Susan G. Komen.

Educational Objectives:
Those participating in this session should be better able to:

  • Review the differences in the epidemiology of breast cancer between African Americans and White Americans.
  • Discuss the differences in the epidemiology of breast cancer between East Africa and West Africa.
  • Recognize the socioeconomic versus genetic factors that account for high risk breast cancer related to African ancestry.



Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)ä. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
SIU School of Medicine is preapproved as a continuing nursing education provider pursuant to Section 1300.130, subsection c), 1), B) and P) of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Nurse Practice Act. Nurses may receive a maximum of 1.0 contact hour for completing this activity.

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