Racial Disparities and Health Inequity in Oncology Care is organized by CME Outfitters, LLC.
Premiere Date: 26-08-2022
Credit Expiration Date: 26-08-2025
Statement of Need:
There are many factors that lead to health care disparities in oncology care and outcomes for racial and ethnic populations, including root causes such as structural racism, social determinants of health (SDoH), and geographic location. As with other areas of health care, individuals with low income, low health literacy, transportation barriers, or lack of health insurance or paid leave are far less likely to be screened for cancer or managed according to guideline-directed treatment. Thus, underserved patient populations are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers, leading to worse outcomes and higher mortality. Furthermore, individuals of racial and ethnic groups seeking or receiving oncology care are disproportionately impacted by unconscious and conscious bias, which exacerbates poorer outcomes.
While oncology treatments continue to advance in the era of modern medicine, the healthcare system remains plagued by longstanding health inequities. It is imperative that all members of the health care team recognize their important roles in providing education, services, and equitable care for all patients. In this enduring CME Outfitters webcast, expert faculty will discuss the impact of unconscious and systemic biases, SDoH, and regional, racial, and ethnic disparities and provide tools and resources to improve oncology care for all patients.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
• Analyze ethnic and regional disparities resulting in health inequities in oncology care.
• Improve recognition of multiple myeloma, melanoma, prostate, and lung cancers.
• Analyze the influence of SDoH in cancer care in order to improve equity and accessibility to cancer treatments and outcomes.