Speaker : Dr. Lisa Newman – Henry Ford Health System, Michigan, Detroit – Director, Breast Oncology Program
Title : African Ancestry and High Risk Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Dr. Newman is a surgical oncologist, and Director of the Breast Oncology Program for
the multi-hospital Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit, Michigan. Her primary
research is focused on ethnicity-related variation in breast cancer risk and outcomes.
Dr. Newman also serves as Founding Medical Director for the newly-created
International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes where she oversees an
international breast cancer research and training program involving collaborations
between American, Ghanaian and Ethiopian hospitals. This program is focused on the
study of triple negative breast cancer in women with African ancestry. Her extensive
research related to disparities in breast cancer risk and outcomes has been published
in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals and was featured in CNN’s documentary
“Black in America 2”.