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Pallavi Kumar and Beverly Moy

ethnic minority patients continue to die disproportionately from cancer, even after adjusting for insurance status and income. 1 Factors contributing to cancer health disparities include limited access to cancer care because of lack of insurance or

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Soledad Jorge, Shatreen Masshoor, Heidi J. Gray, Elizabeth M. Swisher, and Kemi M. Doll

studies have documented significant health disparities in patients with LEP, including access to care 17 – 19 and health outcomes in routine practice. 14 – 16 In the research setting, prior work based in Australia has reported that culturally and

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Zhiyuan Zheng, Stacey A. Fedewa, Farhad Islami, Leticia Nogueira, Xuesong Han, Jingxuan Zhao, Weishan Song, Ahmedin Jemal, and K. Robin Yabroff

leave. Moreover, lack of paid sick leave among working cancer survivors is associated with lower use of certain types of preventive services, which may translate into health disparities. References 1. Miller KD , Nogueira L

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: “Emerging Issues in Oncology—Addressing Health Disparities in Cancer Care From Diagnosis to Survivorship.” Panelists from a variety of disciplines brought professional and personal experiences to the discussion. All agreed that despite recent advances in

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. Program Manager, Outreach and Health Promotion, LLS. “LLS is at the forefront of patient and community-focused initiatives that address barriers to care—including health disparities—and ensure access to cutting-edge, affordable, and coordinated treatment

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Juno Obedin-Maliver

declared SGM people a health disparity population for research, interest and investment in SGM health has been unbalanced. Only 1.8% of SGM-focused research addresses cancer; 75% is focused on HIV/AIDs. 11 The pervasive legal, social, and medical

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Shawna L. Ehlers

model and the associated National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Research Framework 2 to define “external” prognostic factors statistically controlled by randomized trial designs beyond biology. We must revisit the

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The Cancer Center Cessation Initiative Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group Members

cancer health disparities from tobacco: a review of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Networks Program . Nicotine Tob Res 2015 ; 17 : 908 – 923 . 26180215 10.1093/ntr/ntv069 9. Simmons VN , Piñeiro B , Hooper MW , Tobacco

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Considerations” states: “It is imperative that all patients have equitable access to the vaccines.” The section features recommendations for the incorporation of social vulnerability awareness to help address health disparities, including tracking racial

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Kuang-Yi Wen

must consider the mobile phone literacy of target populations so that the use of mobile technologies to improve oral cancer therapies will not further exacerbate health disparities. 7 Mobile health interventions have shown their effectiveness in