Disparities In Oncology

Access to Health Insurance Reduces Disparities in Cancer Care: The Case for the ACA

Phoebe Starr

August 2019, Vol 10, No 4 | Payers’ Perspectives In Oncology: ASCO 2019 Highlights - Disparities in Oncology

Chicago, IL—Much has been written about racial disparities in cancer care and its outcomes, with some healthcare stakeholders proposing that there may be biological and/or socioeconomic differences that account for this disparity. However, a new study presented at ASCO 2019 suggests that the main explanation is simple—limited access to cancer care accounts for most of the disparity seen between African-American and white patients with cancer. [ Read More ]

Oral Parity Laws Could Reduce Disparities in Cancer Care

Chase Doyle

October 2019, Vol 10, No 5 - Disparities in Oncology

San Diego, CA—Great progress has been made in the fight against cancer, but not all patients have benefited equally. Disparities exist among specific populations in terms of survival and cancer-related mortality, incidence and prevalence, as well as adverse health conditions, according to Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD, Director, Office of Cancer Health Equity, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winston-Salem, NC. Dr Winkfield discussed the topic at the 2019 ASCO Quality Care Symposium. [ Read More ]