Simon Shares Steps Towards Bridging Clinical Trial Disparities in Cancer

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Partner | Cancer Centers | <b>Northwestern Medicine and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University</b>

Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, discusses unmet needs regarding clinical trials for underserved populations with cancer, highlights the key objectives of the ECOG-ACRIN Health Equity Committee and the US Preventive Services Task Force, and shares her advice to health care professionals in the cancer space who are working to bridge some of these disparities.

Welcome to OncLive On Air®! I’m your host today, Jessica Hergert.

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In today’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, vice chair for research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, director of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine – Center for Health Equity Transformation, the George H. Gardner, MD, Professor of Clinical Gynecology, and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology (general obstetrics and gynecology)/preventive medicine and medical social sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine.

Simon is also the founding director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation and the Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative, chair of the ECOG-ACRIN Health Equity Committee, and a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force and the National Academy of Medicine’s Roundtable for the Promotion of Health Equity.

During our exclusive interview, Simon discussed unmet needs regarding clinical trials for underserved populations with cancer, highlighted the key objectives of the ECOG-ACRIN Health Equity Committee and the US Preventive Services Task Force, and shared her advice to health care professionals in the cancer space who are working to bridge some of these disparities.

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