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Cancer Care Equity Program Events

  • audience at the 2016 Cancer Research Disparities Symposium

    Recent event

    6th Annual Cancer Disparities Research Symposium, April 6, 2018

    Featured Keynote speaker Mack Roach III, MD, FACR,  FASTRO, Professor Radiation Oncology and Urology Director, Particle Therapy Research Program & Outreach Department of Radiation Oncology UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

    This event included an expert panel and breakout sessions about prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment, and policy.

    Read more in Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center's article, "Collaborating to Change the Status Quo in Prostate Cancer."

    Past events

    April 2017: 5th Annual Cancer Disparities Research Symposium

    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.

    April 2016: Cancer Research Disparities Symposium highlights role of patient navigators

    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.