Tackling Disparities in Oncology Requires Action as Well as Research
In this interview, Dr. Andrea Silber discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated disparities that already existed within oncology care, and she said the effects of these disparities on patients are very real and direct.Source: Pharmacy Times
Breast cancer care in U.S. territories lags behind care in states
Older women residing in the U.S territories are less likely to receive recommended or timely care for breast cancer compared with similar women residing in the continental United States, according to Yale researchers. Their findings were published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
Yale Cancer Center receives $1 million grant to address cancer disparities
Researchers at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) have been awarded a $1 million grant by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BSMF) to address health care disparities in cancer care and support. The grant will fund the Cancer Disparities Firewall project, a multilevel intervention that focuses on patient and system level factors that contribute to cancer disparities in the YCC/New Haven, Connecticut area. The project will target lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer.
Yale Study: Minority Breast Cancer Patients Less Likely To Have Genetic Test
A genetic test that helps doctors determine how best to treat breast cancer—and whether chemotherapy is likely to help—is significantly more likely to be administered to white women than blacks or Hispanics, a Yale study has found.Source: Connecticut Health I-Team
Racial Disparities in Genetic Testing of Women With Breast Cancer
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Cary P. Gross, MD Section of General Internal Medicine Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Prior work has demonstrated racial and socioeconomic disparities in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. As the oncology field has progressed over the past decade, the use of genetic testing to guide treatment decisions is one of the most exciting new developments.Source: Medical Research
Yale Study Published in JNCCN Uncovers Racial Disparities in Treatment of Women with Breast Cancer
In a simple definition, cancer is a disease of the cells, which is caused by gene mutations. For a proportion of patients, including women with hormone receptor positive (HR+) breast cancer, gene expression profiling has a substantial impact on treatment decision-making by determining which patients might—or might not—respond to particular treatment options.
Understanding Breast Cancer Disparities in the United States
At a recent Yale Cancer Center Grand Rounds lecture, Dr. Beth Jones, Research Scientist, Epidemiology and Public Health, discussed the disparities that exist in breast cancer in the United States, focusing mainly on Hispanic and Latino women. By the year 2050 Hispanic/Latinos will represent close to 1/3 of the U.S. population.
Jill Biden visits Cedars-Sinai as part of women's health initiative
First lady Jill Biden's visit to Los Angeles Friday included a stop at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she toured research facilities specializing in women's health. The First Lady expanded on how gaps in research often lead to gaps in diagnoses and treatment.Source: ABC7
YSPH alumna Margaret Mayer embraces challenge of grant management at the National Cancer Institute
This Alumni Spotlight focuses on Margaret Mayer, PhD ’19 (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), MPH ’16 (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), the program director in the Tobacco Cancer Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute.
Alumni Day highlights data-driven leadership
More than 100 Yale School of Public Health alumni turned out for the first in-person Alumni Day in five years on Oct. 6, attending an event-filled day at the New Haven Lawn Club that included lively discussions about the importance of data-driven leadership in public health, a poster contest, and the distribution of the annual alumni awards.
Panel Addresses Disability Rights, Health Care, and Incarceration
The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy hosted “Disability Rights, Health Care, and Incarceration” with panelists Pardiss Kebriaei, Lisa Puglisi, and Margo Schlanger on Oct. 10. The discussion centered on the role of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in promoting health for people impacted by mass incarceration and disability.Source: Yale Law School Today News
“I fell in love with research”: How the Global Health Equity Scholars Consortium supercharged early careers
Nearly 200 Fellows have participated in the Global Health Equity Scholars Consortium, a groundbreaking collaboration between Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, the University of Arizona, and 30 LMIC institutions that formed in 2012.
US environmental laws are cleaning up air. But benefits vary across racial groups, study finds
Poor air quality has been a major concern this year in New England, but a new Yale-led study is highlighting how certain racial groups have suffered disproportionate health impacts from air pollution for years.Source: Connecticut Public Radio