Addressing barriers to optimal cancer care among underserved Arab Americans
In this study of Arab cancer patients, comorbidities are common, and a large proportion of patients need economic and logistical support. Without such support, these patients are at risk for poor outcomes. Future research should explore the impact of multi-disciplinary interventions addressing socioeconomic barriers to cancer care for this vulnerable population.
Learning Areas:Social and behavioral sciences
Identify structural, cultural and linguistic barriers to optimal cancer care among underserved Arab Americans in New York City
Keyword(s): Minority Health, Cancer
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the program coordinator of the Arab Health Initiative, a program that helps Arab patients access healthcare services, and conducts research to improve health outcomes among Arab communities both locally and internationally.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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