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.
ECOG-ACRIN Health Equity Committee Continues to Address Health Disparities in Cancer Research and Care
Edith P. Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, FRCS, shares the inspiration behind the ECOG-ACRIN Health Equity Committee, efforts made to address health disparities, how the pandemic has impacted screening and care in the cancer field, and what needs to be done to get back on track.
Dr. Ali on the Need to Understand Real-World Disparities in BRCA Testing in TNBCJanuary 13th 2022
Haythem Y. Ali, MD, member, Henry Ford Cancer Institute, Henry Ford Health System, discusses the need to understand real-world disparities with BRCA testing referrals and uptake in patients with triple-negative breast cancer.
Overcoming Barriers to Clinical Access in Oncology Care Delivery Requires Multilevel InterventionsJanuary 13th 2022
Christopher S. Lathan, MD, MS, MPH, discusses the lack of dissemination and implementation of evidence-based health care delivery innovations focused on addressing disparities in care.
Roswell Park Receives Nearly $1 Million to Address Race-Related Disparities in Prostate CancerJanuary 6th 2022
New grants from the U.S. Department of Defense and American Cancer Society will fund work by two Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center teams focused on understanding and eliminating prostate cancer health disparities.
Likelihood of Pathologic CR After Neoadjuvant Chemo is Not Significantly Affected by Race in Breast CancerDecember 10th 2021
Pathologic complete response and event-free survival was not found to be significantly affected by race among patients with high-risk breast cancer who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy; however, disparities were observed among patients who did not achieve a pCR.
Personalized Medicine Could Be the Key to Bridging Health Disparities in Cancer CareNovember 4th 2021
Expanding the definition of personalized medicine to include social determinants of health disparities is needed to ensure patients with cancer receive optimal care, said Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, who added that lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic have sparked a new wave of enthusiasm to advocate for change and bridge existing gaps in oncology.
Study Highlights Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Post-Breast Cancer Surgery Emergency Department VisitsOctober 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.
Ontada Launches HOPE Studies, Empowering Oncologists to Leverage Real-World Data and Address Healthcare DisparitiesOctober 19th 2021
Ontada, a McKesson business focused on real-world data and evidence, clinical education and provider technology, announced the launch of Health Outcomes Powered by Evidence Studies.
Now Is the Time to Improve Diversity in Cancer Clinical TrialsSeptember 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.
Cancer Screenings Recover From Height of COVID-19 Pandemic, But Disparities RemainAugust 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.
Smarter Screening, Risk Assessments Are Key to Eliminating Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes
“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.
Disparities in Race and Socioeconomic Factors Linked With Outcomes in LS-SCLCJuly 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.
Examining Interventions to Increase Participation of Hispanic/Latinx Populations to Clinical Trials for CancersJuly 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.