Diversity and Inclusion in Cancer Care and Clinical Trials
SELF STUDY / ENDURING - ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 60 Minutes
A variety of factors contribute to disparities in clinical trial participation and cancer care. In this webcast, expert faculty describe barriers related to access, protocols, attitudes, and financial issues and how they impact participation of underserved populations in clinical trials and cancer care. Faculty will share strategies to overcome those shortcomings and how available tools can be used to help reduce disparities. Through this education, advanced practice providers will better recognize patients who face challenges in receiving the appropriate care, and how to mitigate those issues and improve diversity and inclusion of patients in underserved populations.
This CME initiative was designed for oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, NPs, PAs, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with cancer.
1. Recognize the impact of cancer health disparities on patients from underserved populations
2. Discover institutional and provider strategies to improve access to cancer care and mitigate financial toxicity in patients undergoing cancer treatment
3. Describe the current state of cancer clinical trials and identify methods to improve participation from underserved populations
4. Identify resources patients can use to decrease financial toxicity and optimize their access to cancer treatments and clinical trials
Brenda Lormil, MSN, FNP-C
Brenda Lormil currently serves as the Equity Nurse Practitioner at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston MA. She provides patient-centered care to underserved populations while helping them navigate the complexities of Phase 1 Clinical Trial enrollment. Her role provides the unique opportunity to work alongside colleagues and other passionate members of the MGH community to find creative ways to provide equitable access and quality delivery of care to some of the most vulnerable populations affected by cancer.
Beverly Moy, MD, MPH
Dr. Beverly Moy is the Clinical Director of the Breast Oncology Program, Director of Cancer Equity, and a medical oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Moy’s research interests include breast cancer clinical trials and cancer equity.
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Brenda Lormil and Dr Beverly Moy Have no relevant disclosures
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