||The Eighth Annual John Diggs Lecture, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Black Scientists Association, will be delivered by Olufunmilayo F. Olopade, M.B., B.S., FACP, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Committee on Genetics, Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics, The University of Chicago Medical Center. Her lecture title is "Dissection of Cooperating Genetic Pathways Involved in Aggressive Early Onset Breast Cancer Reveals Mutually Distinct Roles for BRCA1 and HER-2/neu Genes". She has also been asked to share any insights she might have as to why Black women disproportionately die from breast cancer. This Program is co-sponsored by ORWH, NIAID, NINDS, NHGRI and NCI.
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