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Hidden Disparities: How Language Influences Patients’ Access to Cancer Care

Debbie W. Chen, Mousumi Banerjee, Xin He, Lesley Miranda, Maya Watanabe, Christine M. Veenstra, and Megan R. Haymart

-volume physicians, receipt of cancer treatment, and cancer-specific survival. 3 – 12 However, although the field of cancer disparities has grown, granular data on cancer care delivery continue to be derived from studies with predominantly English-speaking patients

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Cancer Disparities for People With Disabilities: Bridging the Gap

Dikaios Sakellariou and Elena S. Rotarou

work toward reducing cancer disparities for people with disabilities, through taking a twin-forked approach, focusing both on the provision of disability-inclusive healthcare, including cancer services, and on the exploration and reduction of increased

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NCCN Roundtable Tackles Disparities in Cancer Care

disparities are a natural consequence of a lack in health coverage. Edith Mitchell, MD, Associate Director, Diversity Programs, and Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, added that

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Sexual and Gender Minority Issues Across NCCN Guidelines: Results From a National Survey

Janella Hudson, Matthew B. Schabath, Julian Sanchez, Steven Sutton, Vani N. Simmons, Susan T. Vadaparampil, Peter A. Kanetsky, and Gwendolyn P. Quinn

identifying cancer disparities in the SGM population, we conducted a national survey of the NCCN Guidelines panels to assess whether medical and psychosocial issues unique to SGM populations are addressed or will be addressed in the future. Methods

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Counterpoint: Wealth, Health Expenditure, and Cancer—Translating Research Into Efficient Policies

Jad Chahoud, Adele Semaan, and Alyssa Rieber

States. Previous research on the determinants of cancer disparities has primarily focused on the local and regional levels. We adopted a different approach to assess these associations at the national level. We believe the 2 perspectives complement each

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Letter to the Editor: Disaggregating Asian Prostate Cancer Cohorts Can Help Us Improve Care for All Patients With Prostate Cancer

David-Dan Nguyen, Jethro C.C. Kwong, Alexandre R. Zlotta, and Christopher J.D. Wallis

. 2. Jain B , Ng K , Santos PMG , Prostate cancer disparities in risk group at presentation and access to treatment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders: a study with disaggregated ethnic groups . JCO Oncol Pract

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Highlights of the NCCN Oncology Research Program

underrecognized, if not ignored, in the traditional healthcare setting. The long-term goal of the study is to bring this initiative to the larger ovarian cancer community and reduce socioeconomic-related cancer disparities. This prospective study will evaluate

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Highlights of the NCCN Oncology Research Program

cancer community and reduce socioeconomic-related cancer disparities. This prospective study will evaluate the effectiveness of CommunityRx-Cancer (CRx-Can). CRx-Can is an innovative, multilevel IT-enhanced patient navigation intervention that engages

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Highlights of the NCCN Oncology Research Program

of cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer disparities, bioinformatics, and genetics/genomics experts with clinical and academic affiliations at the Temple University Health System (Fox Chase Cancer Center [FCCC] and Temple University Hospital

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Treatment Disparities Faced by Undocumented Workers From Low- and Middle-Income Countries in the United States With Hematologic Malignancies

Sara E. Nunnery, Andrew E. Fintel, W. Clay Jackson, Jason C. Chandler, Michael O. Ugwueke, and Mike G. Martin

global cancer disparity. A 2009 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit estimated 12.9 million new cancer cases worldwide in 2009, with 39% in high-income countries and 61% in developing countries. 7 In addition to increased incidence, these countries