Perspectives From a Multidisciplinary Oncology Team on How to Reduce Racial Disparities

Suggested resources to enhance awareness of racial disparities and their impact on the cancer care

Research/Statistics
Access to Health Care | American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (fightcancer.org)
Building Toward Antiracist Cancer Research and Practice: The Case of Precision Medicine
Cancer Statistics Explorer Network SEER | NCI
Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2022-2024
Cancer and African Americans – The Office of Minority Health (hhs.gov)
Cancer Disparities | NCI
Cancer Disparities Progress Report | American Association for Cancer Research
Communication, decision making, and cancer: what African Americans want physicians to know | NIH
Disparity of Race Reporting and Representation in Clinical Trials Leading to Cancer Drug Approvals From 2008 to 2018
House Introduces Health Equity Bill Critical to Reducing Health Disparities and Fighting Chronic Disease | American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (fightcancer.org)
How poor communication exacerbates health inequities – and what to do about it
Sociodemographic disparities in the management of advanced lung cancer: a narrative review
Black Patients Are More Likely to Die of Cancer—Here’s How One Group Is Tackling That
The Ethical Imperative of Equity in Oncology: Lessons Learned From 2020 and a Path Forward
Participation of Black Americans in Cancer Clinical Trials: Current Challenges and Proposed Solutions | JCO Oncology Practice (ascopubs.org)
Lack of Equitable Representation in Clinical Trials Compounds Disparities in Health | National Academies

Guidelines/Frameworks
Applying-Culturally-Responsive-Communication-in-Black-and-African-American-Communities-B-AA-Comm.pdf (komentoolkits.org)
Development of an Actionable Framework to Address Cancer Care Disparities in Medically Underserved Populations in the United States: Expert Roundtable Recommendations (ascopubs.org)
Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events in Patients Treated With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy: ASCO Guideline Update

Specific Tumor Types
Colorectal cancer and disparities in African Americans (facingourrisk.org)
Why is colorectal cancer more common in Black men and women? | MD Anderson Cancer Center
NC Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program
Getting Black Men to Undergo Prostate Cancer Screening: The Role of Social Capital – PMC (nih.gov)
Prostate Cancer in Black Men: Overcoming Barriers to Better Outcomes (webmd.com)

Organizations
Resources for Minorities Affected by Cancer (cancercare.org)
Sisters Network Inc.: A National African American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization
NCCU-DUKE Cancer Disparities Translational Research Partnership
The Cancer Health Disparities Postdoctoral Training Program at the UNC School of Public Health

Learning Activities/Journal Articles
Addressing Racial Disparities in Cancer Care
African Americans with Cancer – Educational Video Clips
Adherence to Endocrine Therapy and Racial Outcome Disparities in Breast Cancer
Underrepresentation in Oncology: Identifying and Addressing Structural Barriers
Prostate Cancer: Community Education and Disparities in Diagnosis and Treatment
Disparities in Cancer Care and the Asian American Population