A Review of Research on Disparities in the Care of Black & White Patients with Cancer in Detroit
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Date
Description
The conference will focus on one or more clinical issues, the treatment decisions and how those decisions relate to patient outcomes. The attendee not only learns the latest techniques and tools to more effectively and efficiently diagnose and treat a disease, but also techniques and tools that may be either inefficient or result in grave danger to the patient. By presenting the research-based knowledge in conjunction with clinical scenarios the participants will be able to apply the new knowledge into their clinical practices. This program is designed for the Internal Medicine Patient Care Team to include the primary care physicians and physicians in training.

Topic: A Review of Research on Disparities in the Care of Black & White Patients with Cancer in Detroit | Michael Simon, M.D., MPH - Co-Leader, Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team; Medical Director, Cancer Genetic Counseling Service at Karmanos Cancer Institute; Professor of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine

Objectives
- To understand racial differences in cancer incidence and mortality
- To understand racial differences in cancer care by primary site with a focus on breast cancer
- To understand the impact of other factors on racial disparities in cancer outcomes including comorbidities
- To consider interventions that might diminish or eliminate racial barriers to cancer care

If you would like more information on these events, please contact Jennifer Bailey at baileyj@karmanos.org.