Justified Medical Mistrust: Righting the Wrongs

We highlight events and personal experiences that contribute to mistrust of the medical community while learning about strategies, programs, and initiatives that individuals and institutions within our healthcare system have developed to earn trust within communities of color, promote the benefits of participating in cancer clinical trials, and achieving inclusive, quality cancer care for all.  Our guests from the Black community are patient advocate Rev. Blane J. Newberry, hematologist Dr. Craig Cole, and radiation oncologist Dr. Karen Winkfield. 

Trailer - Justified Medical Mistrust: Righting the Wrongs

Acknowledging the Past to Change the Future, we highlight events and personal experiences that contribute to mistrust of the medical community while learning about strategies, programs, and initiatives that individuals and institutions within our healthcare system have developed to earn trust within communities of color, promote the benefits of participating in cancer clinical trials, and achieving inclusive, quality cancer care for all.

How to Put on a Wig

Amy Gibson, a cancer hair loss expert and founder of CreatedHair, demonstrates how to put on a wig by following a few simple tips. "People ask me all the time what is the proper way to put on a wig cap," Amy says. "There actually is the right way."

What is Value?

Ruby, your virtual community navigator, will help you understand what value is in the health care system and what value means to people impacted by cancer. The Cancer Support Community is committed to ensuring that patient voices are at the center of discussions on value. 

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What Patients Need to Know About Value-Based Care

Ruby, your virtual community navigator, will help you understand value-based care, how health care “value” is defined, and the importance of including patient perspectives in the growth of value-based care.

What Patients Need to Know About Prior Authorization

Ruby, your virtual community navigator, will help you understand what prior authorization is, how it is used, and how to navigate through the prior authorization process if your health insurance requires it for your medication or procedure.

 

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What Patients Need to Know About Step Therapy

Ruby, your virtual community navigator, will help you understand what step therapy is, how it is used when accessing medication, and how the Cancer Support Community (CSC) works to protect patients.

What are Treatment Vaccines?

Ruby, your virtual community navigator, will help explain what you need to know about treatment vaccines and how they are used in cancer treatment.

What are Cytokines?

Ruby, your virtual community navigator, will help explain what you need to know about cytokines and how they are used in cancer treatment.