Health Equity and Cancer Care

April 26, 2021
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The events of 2020 and their aftermath will likely be studied for decades to come. The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the national outcry that followed, the COVID-19-related attacks and hate crimes directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people of color… These overlapping and intersecting events have shed a blazing light on the inequities in our society, including those in our healthcare system. They have caused us to look at health equity in a new way. This episode focuses on disparities in our healthcare system in general and cancer care in particular. Our guests are Dr. Carol L. Brown of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. Christopher King of Georgetown University.