Florez Discusses Crucial Aspects of Cancer Care Equity and Survivorship

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Dr Florez discusses why cancer care equity and survivorship should be a priority for all physicians, the steps the health care system needs to take to address disparities in these areas, and specific ways that Dana-Farber is working to close these gaps.

Welcome to OncLive On Air®! I’m your host today, Ashling Wahner.

OncLive On Air® is a podcast from OncLive®, which provides oncology professionals with the resources and information they need to provide the best patient care. In both digital and print formats, OncLive® covers every angle of oncology practice, from new technology to treatment advances to important regulatory decisions.

In today’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Narjust Florez, MD, the associate director of the Cancer Care Equity Program and a thoracic medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as well as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Florez joined us to talk about cancer care equity and survivorship.

In our exclusive interview, Dr Florez explained why cancer care equity and survivorship should be a priority for all physicians, emphasized the steps the health care system needs to take to address disparities in these areas, and highlighted specific ways that Dana-Farber is working to close these gaps and provide intentional and effective care for all patients, regardless of race, gender, age, or socioeconomic status.

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