PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION

School of Health and Human Sciences

Professor Christina Yongue, The Role of Race in Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survivorship

Samuel Cykert, MD, and Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES (06/2020)

The Role of Race in Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Survivorship

Samuel Cykert, MD, and Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES, will discuss the role of race in cancer treatment and survivorship. Topics may include issues around bias, access to care, and addressing disparities with systematic interventions. Learning Objectives Include: 1. Describe Black-White Disparities in completion of treatment for stages 1 and 2 breast and lung cancer. 2. Describe how community should be involved in the prevention of disparities in cancer care. 3. Describe the difference between system-based and individual based interventions and how systematic intervention is most likely to attenuate structural racism. 4. Recognize how clinical informatics combined with human responsibility can provide the transparency and accountability to overcome systematic bias.

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