Diversity in Oncology fosters courageous conversations about strategies for the delivery of equitable high quality cancer care for all including clinical trials, so that this cross-stakeholder, cross-cultural initiative can take action to make the clinical trial enterprise more inclusive and responsive to populations that are currently underrepresented.
Who Should Attend
- Local and national community organizations that focus on health equity
- Patients and caregivers
- Healthcare providers
- Clinical trial teams and principal investigators
- Schools of public health
- Anyone interested in discussing health equity in clinical trials
Despite many initiatives addressing health disparities over the past 10 years, a lack of meaningful representation of certain diverse populations continues in the oncology workforce. A diverse workforce allows oncology care providers to engage and increase participation among patients and build trust within various communities. In this session, a diverse panel of physicians/PIs will discuss from their perspectives and experiences, the challenges that they face in providing care. The goal of this session is to create a safe space for courageous and necessary conversations to share lived experiences and ways to improve access to care for diverse patients, greater patient choice and satisfaction, and better patient-provider communication.