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 ]