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.
Eligibility Criteria of Pancreatic Cancer Trials Perpetuate Disparities in Black Patient ParticipationApril 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.
Study Reveals Increased Disparities in Cervical Cancer Screening Linked With COVID-19 PandemicApril 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 MalignanciesMarch 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 DeliveryMarch 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.
Addressing Inequities in Cancer Care Starts With AwarenessMarch 21st 2022
Alexander B. Olawaiye, MD, discusses how social and biological determinants can affect care outcomes across cancer subtypes and what steps community and academic oncologists can take to ensure these disparities are recognized.
ECOG-ACRIN Works to Improve Representation of Minority Populations in Cancer Clinical TrialsFebruary 28th 2022
One of the primary goals of the ECOG-ACRIN Health Equity Committee is to continue addressing disparities that limit the representation of minority populations in cancer clinical trials.
Lack of Access to Screening Leads to More Advanced Cancer in Socially and Economically Challenged Populations
Many Americans, particularly those in communities of color or socially and economically challenged populations, are presenting with advanced-stage disease, enduring aggressive treatment, and dying from cancers that should be detected early.
NCCN Voices a Call to Action Against Health Care Inequity on World Cancer DayFebruary 8th 2022
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is one of many organizations that is taking a stand against inequity in health care by aligning themselves with the new 3-year campaign, entitled “Close the Care Gap,” led by the Union for International Cancer Control.
Women in Oncology: The Power of Mentorship in Overcoming Gender-Related ChallengesFebruary 2nd 2022
Laura Farrington, DO, Elesyia Outlaw-Evans, MD, and Ruchi Garg, MD, discuss how and/or if any mentors they had during their careers helped them overcome gender-related challenges they experienced.
Women in Oncology: How Has the Culture of Oncology Practice Changed Regarding Gender Disparities?February 2nd 2022
Laura Farrington, DO, Elesyia Outlaw-Evans, MD, and Ruchi Garg, MD, share insight on how the corporate culture has changed in oncology practices with regard to gender inequality.
Women in Oncology: CTCA Leads Share Gender-Related Obstacles in Oncology CareersFebruary 2nd 2022
Laura Farrington, DO, Elesyia Outlaw-Evans, MD, and Ruchi Garg, MD, discuss some of the gender-related obstacles that they experienced throughout their careers as female oncologists.
Women in Oncology: Early Experiences as a Female OncologistFebruary 1st 2022
Laura Farrington, DO, Elesyia Outlaw-Evans, MD, and Ruchi Garg, MD, discuss their early experiences as female oncologists and some of the gender-related challenges they faced during their careers.
Gender, Racial, and Socioeconomic Status Disparities Linked With Incidence of Metastatic Bone Disease
R. Lor Randall, MD, speaks to the findings from a report that said multiple sex-related, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic status disparities are associated with an increased incidence of metastatic bone disease originating from cancers in the prostate, renal, colon, lung, and breast.