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Addressing Disparities in Cancer Care Full Schedule

Moderator & Course Director

Edith Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, FRC
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology
Department of Medical Oncology
Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
Associate Director, Diversity Affairs
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
116th President National Medical Association

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Originally Aired February 24, 2021

Introduction to health equity and racial disparities in cancer care

  • Disease-specific disparities
  • Socioeconomic disparities
  • Culture and environmental impacts
  • Clinical trial representation
  • Incorporating precision medicine and individualizing therapy
  • COVID-19 and its impact

Robert Winn, MD VCU
Masey Cancer Center

Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD
Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Originally Aired
March 10, 2021

Triple-negative breast cancer

Weill Cornell Medicine

Originally Aired
April 14, 2021

Gastrointestinal cancers: colorectal, gastric, and pancreatic cancers

Northwestern University

Originally Aired
June 9, 2021

Multiple myeloma

Sagar Lonial, MD, FACP
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Joseph Mikhael, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FACP
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), City of Hope Cancer Center
International Myeloma Foundation

Originally Aired
July 14, 2021

Disparities of cancer care in the LGBTQ community

Karen Parker, PhD, MSW
National Institutes of Health

Originally Aired
August 11, 2021

Prostate cancer

Arthur Burnett, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Yaw Nyame, MD
University of Washington

Originally Aired September 8, 2021
Lung cancer

Narjust Duma, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Nathaniel Evans III, MD
Jefferson University Hospitals

October 13, 2021

Gynecologic malignancies: focus on cervical and endometrial cancers
Rebecca Perkins, MD, MSc
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

The W. Montague Cobb/National Medical Association (NMA) Health Institute (The Cobb Institute), a 501(c)(3) in Washington, DC, functions as a national consortium of scholars that engages in innovative research and knowledge dissemination for the reduction and elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities and racism in medicine. Solving one of our society’s most pressing problems, racial inequities in health, requires the collaborative work of public agencies, private entities, academic medical centers, and — equally important — communites. Founded in 2004, The Institute is named in honor of the late William Montague Cobb M.D., Ph.D. , physician, anthropologist, and a distinguished professor of medicine and anatomy. Dr. Cobb influenced countless graduates of Howard University School of Medicine, including Randall C. Morgan, Jr., M.D., M.B.A.who is an orthopedic surgeon and Founding Executive Director of The Cobb Institute.

Launching February 2021, this webinar series features experts who explore potential mechanisms and motivations underlying these differences. Identifying patient and healthcare system factors that may account for persistent racial disparities in cancer care is also a focus.

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