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Disparities in Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Monday, November 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cancer screening among vulnerable and underserved populations is a public health priority. Toward this end, this session will focus on a discussion of disparities in cancer screening including: geographic determinants of late-stage cancer at first diagnosis, the potential role of insurance mandates for reducing disparities, and social determinants of disparities. The identification of barriers to care among diverse groups will also be emphasized. The content of the session will be geared towards researchers and practitioners working in the area of cancer health disparities.
Session Objectives: Describe multilevel modeling methods using population health data to assess predictors of late-stage cancer at first diagnosis, including geographic disparities.
Determine the impact of geographic location on advanced-stage ovarian cancer survival in relation to race and socioeconomic status.
Identify racial and ethnic disparities in colorectal screening and discuss how insurance mandates may improve disparities.
Examine the social determinants of health that contribute to cancer health disparities among underserved populations.
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Organized by: Cancer Forum