Komen Scholar Dr. Lisa A. Newman to speak Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 in Omaha

Dr. Lisa Newman
African American women in the U.S. die of breast cancer at a 40 percent higher rate than white women even though incidence rates are equivalent. Susan G. Komen is committed to collaborate within communities to change these appalling statistics and prevent untimely deaths.

Susan G. Komen® scholar and breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Lisa A. Newman, will speak at various upcoming events in Omaha about her research on ethnicity-related variation in breast cancer risk. Please refer to the event schedule below.

Dr. Newman is internationally known for her research on ethnicity-related variation in breast cancer risk, including the biologic and genetic origins of triple negative breast cancer which is the focus of her ongoing work in Ghana. In addition to leading a team at the forefront of breast cancer research and treatment at Henry Ford, she is the Chief National Medical Advisor for the Sisters Network Inc., and actively promotes collaborative breast cancer research through roles at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and University of Michigan School of Public Health.

She holds leadership positions in the most prominent of cancer academic and advocacy organizations including the American College of Surgeons and the American Cancer Society, most recently receiving the distinction of Komen Scholar.


Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

Celebration of Life – Luncheon hosted by My Sister’s Keeper

2 p.m.
Scott Conference Center, Omaha
Free event for African American breast cancer survivors featuring Komen Scholar Dr. Lisa Newman. Other guests may purchase tickets at the event.

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

African Ancestry and High-Risk Breast Cancer with Dr. Lisa Newman
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Creighton University Mike & Josie Harper Center, Room 3027, Omaha.
Free and open to the public