Seminar Details

Seminar Details

Title: Integrating Biology and Access in Breast Cancer Recurrence
Speaker: Melissa Troester, PhD
Speaker Link: https://sph.unc.edu/adv_profile/melissa-troester-phd/
Affiliation: UNC-Gillings School of Global Public Health
Host: Dezheng Huo, PhD
Position/Department: Professor, Department of Epidemiology Research Assoc. Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Director, Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility Co-Leader, Cancer Epidemiology Program, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Location: AMB W-229
Start: 5/22/2019 3:30:00 PM
Url: http://health.bsd.uchicago.edu/

Abstract:

Black women in the United States have higher breast cancer mortality than white women with the same disease. Both access to care and tumor biology play a role in these disparities.  The Carolina Breast Cancer Study is a patient cohort that over-sampled black women and young women to elucidate causes of mortality disparities. This talk will describe the molecular work being performed on the CBCS and will illustrate that integration of biology and access to care provide important insights on key intervention strategies.