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Topics Covered

  • Disproportionate Burden of COVID-19 & Its Variants & 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-19 & Its Variants 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 & More
  • 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


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/NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Network, 2nd Vice President, American College of Surgeons


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 & Survivorship


Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

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


Maria Chi, DSW

Oncology Social Worker, Author in Psychosocial Oncology in Financial Toxicity & Social Determinants of Health


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on March 21, 2022.

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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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