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.
June 24th 2022
Suneel Kamath, MD, discusses the importance of including underrepresented patient populations in clinical trials.
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.
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.
June 16th 2022
Adana A.M. Llanos, PhD, MPH, discusses how to recognize social determinants of disparities in cancer care.
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.
May 26th 2022
Sanjay Goel, MD, MS, discusses the need for diverse representation in clinical trials.
May 13th 2022
Denalee O'Malley, PhD, discusses racial and economic barriers to colorectal screening in colorectal 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.
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.
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.
May 3rd 2022
Ruben A. Mesa, MD, discusses various determinants of disparities in cancer care.
April 29th 2022
Alexander B. Olawaiye, MD, discusses how to address disparities in cancer care.
April 27th 2022
Lung cancer remains the most common cause of cancer death in the United States.
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.
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.
April 17th 2022
Fewer African American and Hispanic patients participated in oncology trials from 2003 to 2016 than from 1996 to 2002.
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.
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.
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.