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Topics Covered

  • Disproportionate Burden of COVID, Omicron & Cancer on People of Color
  • Social Determinants of Health, including Language Spoken & Health Literacy
  • Influence of the Local & Regional Environment in Which You Live
  • Effect of COVID & Omicron on Health Care Systems
  • How Race May Impact Your Access to Oncology Care, Treatment, Management of Treatment Side Effects & Pain Management
  • Tips to Find Your Best Care Team
  • Access to Cancer Treatment in the LGBTQ Community
  • The Role of Housing, Cost of Treatment & Care on Your Health
  • Food & Pharmacy Deserts
  • Food Insecurity: Tips to Increase Your Access to Health Promoting Nutrition
  • Job Commitments, Access & Transportation to Treatment
  • How Telehealth May Help in Advancing Your Health Equity
  • Tips to Cope with Health Care Disparities: Valuing Your Identity
  • Guidelines to Communicate with Your Health Care Team
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, FRCP (London)

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology, Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, Associate Director, Diversity Affairs, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, 116th President National Medical Association, Brigadier General (Ret.) United States Air Force


Michael K. Wong, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Professor, Medical Oncology, Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies, Executive Director, Integration and Program Development, Cancer Network, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Guadalupe R. Palos, DrPH, MSW, RN

Former Clinical Protocol Administration Manager, Office of Cancer Survivorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Author and Researcher in Health Care Disparities, Caregiving & Survivorship


Maria Chi, DSW

Clinical Oncology Social Worker, Author & Researcher, Health Care Disparities, Social Determinants of Health, Psychosocial Oncology & Financial Toxicity


Leeann Medina-Martinez, MSW

Patient Assistance Program Manager, CancerCare


Sam Fortune, MSW

Women’s Cancers Program Coordinator, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 15, 2023.

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