Health Equity

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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.
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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.
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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...
Read April 9, 2021

Spotlight on Health Equity

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in health advocacy. This month, for National Minority Health Month, we are spotlighting health equity in cancer care. Read on to learn more about this important topic from Eucharia Borden, CSC’s Senior Director of Health Equity and Clinical Services.
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Read June 11, 2021

Pride Month: Addressing and Overcoming Health Disparities for LGBTQ+ Cancer Patients

Every June, pride month is celebrated with parades and marches across the country to celebrate diversity, promote dignity and equal rights, and increase visibility. Today, it is more important than ever to celebrate and support community while also acknowledging that much work is still needed to overcome health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community.