AACR Recognizes Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, with 2020 AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship, in Recognition of Contributions to ID of Biomarkers for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in African-American and African Women

On June 17, 2020, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced that it is recognizing Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, with the 2020 AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship. Dr. Newman is Chief of the Section of Breast Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, and Leader of the Multidisciplinary Breast Oncology Programs at the New York-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center. Dr. Newman is receiving this award in recognition of her significant contributions to the identification of biomarkers for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) in African-American and African women, and her dedication to mentoring students and trainees from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine and research. The AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship (https://www.aacr.org/awards/aacr-minorities-in-cancer-research-jane-cooke-wright-lectureship/) was first presented in 2006. The lectureship is intended to recognize an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research. Dr. Newman is a world-renowned expert in breast surgical oncology, whose exceptional body of research has significantly advanced the understanding of breast cancer risk and clinical outcomes in African and African-American women. To investigate the heterogeneity of breast cancer subtypes and to better understand the complex role of race and ethnicity in breast cancer risk, Dr. Newman formed an international collaboration with physicians and researchers in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Canada, and the Caribbean.
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