Understanding Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Subtypes in Young Women: Preliminary Findings from the YWHHS

April 20, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Taylor Ave Bldng, Doll & Hill, Medical Campus

The Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, invites you to the next Epidemiology and Clinical Outcomes Research Seminar Series talk on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm. Join us as Ellen Velie, MPH, PhD, Joan K. Van Deuren Professor in Breast Cancer Research, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, presents “Understanding Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Subtypes in Young Women: Preliminary Findings from the YWHHS.

This event will be held in the Doll & Hill Teaching Room 2131 in the Taylor Avenue Building (600 S. Taylor). No RSVP needed; open to all. Learn more about this seminar series at http://bit.ly/1ndWFpZ.

More information:
Breast cancer in young women is poorly understood and associated with a worse prognosis. Dr. Velie will examine racial disparities in breast cancer subtypes both in recent national data and in the Young Women’s Health History Study (YWHHS). She will also present preliminary findings from YWHHS evaluating associations of age at menarche and pregnancy-related factors with incidence of breast cancer subtypes. YWHHS is a large, population-based case-control study of incident invasive breast cancer cases diagnosed from 2010 to 2015 among women < 50 years. Results will provide insight into risk factors for breast cancer subtypes, as well as shed light on racial disparities in incidence among young women.

For more information, contact: Deborah Curtis, curtisd@wudosis.wustl.edu or 314-454-7940.

Event Sponsors: Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Institute for Public Health, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Department of Medicine, and the Department of Anesthesiology