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.
October 19th 2021
Non-Hispanic Black women are approximately 40% more like to require a visit to the emergency department after breast cancer surgery, and Hispanic women are 11% more likely compared with non-Hispanic White women, according to results from a population-based study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
September 27th 2021
Participating in a clinical trial is the most effective way to gain access to new and potentially better ways to treat cancer, yet we’ve seen a decrease in the number of African American and Hispanic patients participating in oncology trials in 2003 to 2016, compared with 1996 to 2002.
September 11th 2021
Existing racial and socioeconomic disparities among patients with T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma continue to lead to obstacles with access for newly available treatment options.
August 26th 2021
Edward Chu, MD, MMS, discusses ongoing efforts to address disparities in lung cancer at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
August 19th 2021
Chris Labaki, MD, and Quoc-Dien Trinh, MD, discuss their research on the decline in cancer screenings during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recovery of these tests, and potential existing disparities to be addressed.
August 9th 2021
“Smarter screening” and a better understanding of the breast cancers women of color are more likely to develop are all crucial to helping these patients survive this disease at the same rates as their White counterparts.
August 5th 2021
Jyoti Malhotra, MD, MPH, discusses the rationale to evaluate racial disparities in lung cancer survivors.
July 29th 2021
Dr. George and Dr. Hurley discuss the data generated from their study on the correlation between deleterious variants in genes and the development of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers in populations throughout the Caribbean.
July 27th 2021
Racial minorities with limited-stage small cell lung cancer, including African American and Asian patients, were found to have more favorable survival outcomes compared with White patients, which suggests that race is associated with survival in this disease.
July 23rd 2021
Rodolfo Gutierrez, MD, discusses racial disparities in cancer care and interventions to encourage increased participation of the Hispanic and Latinx community on clinical trials.
July 22nd 2021
Mark E. Sherman, MD, discusses research efforts evaluating immune responses and risk of TNBC and implications for higher rates of disease among African American women.
June 24th 2021
Holly Pederson, MD, discusses the importance of ancestrally-unbiased polygenic risk assessment in patients with breast cancer.
June 23rd 2021
Ryan Nguyen, DO, discusses enrollment disparities in pivotal clinical trials in oncology.
June 18th 2021
The issue of disparities in cancer is multifactorial, as it can cover not only race, ethnic, and cultural issues, but also gender identification.
June 18th 2021
Julia Blanter, MD, discusses the risk of developing distant metastases after initial breast cancer diagnosis among Black vs White women.