Disparities in Cancer Care | Specialty

The OncLive Disparities in Cancer Care condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights on disparities in care with regards to race, gender, demographics, geographics, and socioeconomic status. This page features news articles, interviews in written and video format, and podcasts that focus on studies evaluating these various disparities and how they impact clinical trial enrollment and oncology treatment.

Dr. Kamath on the Inclusion of Underrepresented Groups in Clinical Trials

June 24th 2022

Suneel Kamath, MD, discusses the importance of including underrepresented patient populations in clinical trials.

New USPSTF Guidelines Increase Lung Cancer Screening Among African Americans

June 22nd 2022

The US Preventive Services Task Force updated its lung cancer screening guidelines in 2021 to include more members of vulnerable populations, including African Americans, women, and the LGBTQ community.

Disparities in Research Funding Exacerbate Cancer Incidence and Mortality

June 21st 2022

Suneel Kamath, MD, discusses the findings from research he conducted evaluating the effect of financial and racial disparities on cancer incidence and mortality.

Dr. Llanos on Recognizing Social Determinants of Disparities in Cancer Care

June 16th 2022

Adana A.M. Llanos, PhD, MPH, discusses how to recognize social determinants of disparities in cancer care.

Black Patients Less Likely to Trust Clinical Trials in Breast Cancer

May 26th 2022

Black patients were less likely to be included in clinical trials that investigate newer treatments for metastatic breast cancer, despite having the highest death rate and shortest survival outcomes when compared with other racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

Dr. Goel on the Need for Diverse Representation in Clinical Trials

May 26th 2022

Sanjay Goel, MD, MS, discusses the need for diverse representation in clinical trials.

Dr. O'Malley on Racial and Economic Barriers to Screening in CRC

May 13th 2022

Denalee O'Malley, PhD, discusses racial and economic barriers to colorectal screening in colorectal cancer.

Lower Rates of Negative Surgical Margins Found in Black Patients Vs White Patients with GI Tract Cancer

May 10th 2022

Rates of negative surgical margins and adequate lymphadenectomies were lower in Black patients with gastrointestinal tract cancer compared with White patients, according to data from a retrospective cohort study published in JAMA Network Open.

Racial Disparities Revealed in Surgical Outcomes in Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer

May 9th 2022

Sajid A. Khan MD, FACS, FSSO, discusses findings from the study on racial disparities in surgical outcomes and quality of care for GI tract cancer, plus what issues need to be addressed to close the gap in care.

Diverse Enrollment in Clinical Trials is Crucial to Address Disparities and Improve Cancer Care

May 4th 2022

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, discusses the different disparities that are known to affect cancer care and key efforts being made to address them.

Dr. Mesa on Determinants of Disparities in Cancer Care

May 3rd 2022

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, discusses various determinants of disparities in cancer care.

Dr. Olawaiye on How to Address Disparities in Cancer Care

April 29th 2022

Alexander B. Olawaiye, MD, discusses how to address disparities in cancer care.

Beyond the Clinic: Leveraging Research to Tackle Lung Cancer Disparities

April 27th 2022

Lung cancer remains the most common cause of cancer death in the United States.

Cancer-Specific Mortality Is Higher Among Younger Black Female Patients With Breast Cancer

April 27th 2022

The risk of cancer-specific mortality in breast cancer was increased for younger adult Black female patients compared with younger adult White female patients.

Eligibility Criteria of Pancreatic Cancer Trials Perpetuate Disparities in Black Patient Participation

April 21st 2022

Traditional eligibility criteria for pancreatic cancer clinical trials reinforce underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trial candidacy and skew standards of care in favor of non-Hispanic White participants.

Now is the Time to Improve Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trial

April 17th 2022

Fewer African American and Hispanic patients participated in oncology trials from 2003 to 2016 than from 1996 to 2002.

Study Reveals Increased Disparities in Cervical Cancer Screening Linked With COVID-19 Pandemic

April 7th 2022

Women of all races and ethnicities who were referred to a colposcopy clinic for cervical cancer screening following an abnormal Pap smear during the COVID-19 pandemic had a higher likelihood of not adhering to their appointment compared with appointment data collected prior to the pandemic.

Analysis Reveals Racial Disparities in Telemedicine Use During COVID-19 Pandemic Among Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

March 27th 2022

Data from a retrospective observational study revealed that White patients with hematologic malignancies in the United States had significantly higher uptake of telemedicine vs Black patients, reflecting disparities that require further exploration.

Dr. Weksler on Addressing Disparities in Lung Cancer Care Delivery

March 26th 2022

Benny Weksler, MD, MBA, FACS, FACCP, discusses efforts being made at Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute to address disparities in the delivery of care and its impact on the screening and treatment of lung cancer.

Advancements in Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Care to Be Highlighted at 2022 Capital Health Cancer Center Conference

March 25th 2022

Cataldo Doria, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, discusses key presentations and objectives for the 2nd Annual Capital Health Cancer Center Conference.