Dr Manana discusses how systemic racism appears in oncology practice, tools clinicians can use to learn about and address their implicit biases, and the importance of connecting patients with a multidisciplinary team to provide necessary resources and care.
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In today’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Ana Velazquez Manana, MD, about a presentation she gave during the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting about systemic racism in oncology and what clinicians can and should do to address and end this issue. Manana is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Division of Hematology/Oncology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, as well as a thoracic oncologist at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the assistant director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility for Trainees of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and co-chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine Fellowship Diversity Committee.
In our exclusive interview, Manana discussed how systemic racism appears in oncology practice, tools clinicians can use to learn about and address their implicit biases, and how learning about individual patient needs can lead oncologists to connect their patients with a wider multidisciplinary team to provide necessary resources and care.
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