5th Annual Cancer Disparities Research Symposium, April 26, 2017
Featured Keynote speaker Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, PhD, MA, MN, RN, FAAN, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
This event included a panel discussion with perspectives from a nurse, a social worker, a physician, a patient navigator, and a patient.
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As keynote speaker at the fourth annual Cancer Disparities Research Symposium, held at Dana-Farber on April 5, 2016, Electra Paskett, PhD, MSPH, director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at The Ohio State University, gave a powerful example
of the value of
patient navigators. Under the Delaware Cancer Consortium, she explained, that state offered 5,000 free
colorectal screenings and colonoscopies from 2002-2011 to underserved individuals at risk for the disease – mostly African-Americans. All those diagnosed with
colorectal cancer were then given free access to patient navigators during their treatment.