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Topics Covered

  • Disproportionate Burden of COVID-19 & Cancer on People of Color
  • Why COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Has Never Been More Important for People Living with Cancer
  • Concerns about Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Taking Your COVID-19 Vaccine on Schedule - Adherence
  • Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccine
  • What are Social Determinants of Health
  • Food & Pharmacy Deserts
  • Influence of the Local & Regional Environment in Which You Live
  • COVID-19’s Effect on Health Care Systems
  • How Race May Impact:
    • Access to Oncology Care
    • Management of Treatment Side Effects & Pain
  • How Housing, Cost of Treatment & Care Affect Your Health
  • Food Insecurity: Practical Resources to Increase Your Access to Food
  • How Telehealth May Help in Advancing Your Health Equity
  • Guidelines to Communicate with Your Health Care Team
  • Roadmap to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • 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


Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO, FSSO

Chief, Division of Breast Surgery, Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Program, Medical Director and Founder, International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes, Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital Network, 2nd Vice President, American College of Surgeons


Maria Chi, DSW

Senior Social Worker, NYU Langone Health, Perlmutter Cancer Center


Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology


Thelma C. Hurd, MD, MPH,

Director of Medical Education and Professor of Public Health UC Merced, Adjunct Professor of Surgery UCSF


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 21, 2021.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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