Addressing Racial Disparities in Cancer Care
This innovative five-part educational initiative, “Addressing Racial Disparities in Cancer Care,” is designed to highlight and address common elements for optimal patient care (for all tumor types) with an emphasis on access to care, improved healthcare practitioner-patient communication, and management of immune-related Adverse Events (irAEs). Healthcare disparities are defined as occurring when two people at equal cancer risk and who have equal harm-to-benefit ratio from the cancer are not managed equitably. Unfortunately, certain groups in the U.S. bear a disproportionate cancer burden compared with other groups. Those disparities are reflected in differences in cancer measures, including incidence, screening rates, stage at diagnosis, mortality/morbidity, and survival.
This educational initiative focuses on building an enhanced awareness of disparities and their impact, recognition of potential treatment barriers, and inspiring HCPs to address the critical need for improved action plans and change in practice behaviors to ensure equitable delivery of care.
The educational content consists of:
- three (3) journal articles with engaging case studies, related to disparities that exist in three common types of cancer (prostate, breast, and lung)
- one (1) enduring webinar that highlights the factors that promote optimal clinical decision-making across multi-disciplinary oncology healthcare teams
- one (1) interactive infographic that provides a compelling review of the key lessons captured over the span of this initiative
This series is intended for healthcare professionals who are part of the multidisciplinary oncology care team, including physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and social workers.