Health Equity

Red sandstone buttes under a blue sky in Monument Valley on the Navajo Nation
Read November 12, 2021

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month — a time to celebrate and honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, contributions, and histories of American Indian and Alaska Native people. It is equally important to discuss ongoing disparities that Native American people face in accessing needed cancer care. Read our blog to learn about CSC's efforts to bring cancer treatment facilities to tribal lands in the United States.
Multi-colored paper cut-outs in the shape of hands are arranged around a blue and green paper cut-out of the Earth
Read October 14, 2021

Celebrating Global Diversity Awareness Month

October is Global Diversity Awareness Month — a time to celebrate diversity and to spotlight our commitment to advancing health equity for patients impacted by cancer in the United States and around the world. Read on to learn more about some of the diverse support services, educational materials, and programs we provide.
People of diverse races and genders rest their hands beside one another on a wooden table
Read June 8, 2022

Support for LGBTQ+ Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors in the LGBTQ+ community face unique challenges, and finding social connection and support is essential. Many of our CSC and Gilda's Club network partners offer support programming and activities specifically for LGBTQ+ cancer survivors. Keep reading to learn more.
portrait of tony burns
Read June 23, 2021

Marking Pride Month: Meet Patient Advocate Tony Burns

To mark Pride Month, we talk with cancer survivor and patient advocate Tony Burns. In this Q&A, we learn about the native Washingtonian’s personal experience with cancer. Tony also talks with us about health inequities in the LGBTQ community and shares ways we can work to overcome them.
A new Frankly Speaking About Cancer book about clinical trials features photos of people from diverse race and ethnic backgrounds
Read June 18, 2021

3 New Resources Focus on Diversity in Clinical Trials

The Cancer Support Community has added 3 new educational resources to the Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Clinical Trials library. The materials highlight the importance of diversity in clinical trials and provide information for patients to determine if a clinical trial is right for them.
An African American couple snuggles in front of a tree-lined backdrop
Read June 21, 2021

Barriers and Opportunities: Health Equity in the COVID-19 Response

Over one year since COVID-19 was first declared a public health emergency, the pandemic continues to pose increased risks and burdens on cancer patients and survivors and has illuminated the longstanding disparities in our health care system. Read on to learn more about what can be done to improve health equity in the COVID-19 response.
abstract artwork with blue, red, yellow, and orange paint
Listen April 26, 2021

Health Equity and Cancer Care

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...