Disparities in Cancer Care: Focus on Myeloma

Edith P. Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, Philadelphia, PA

Recorded on January 15, 2020

Thirty-two thousand Americans are diagnosed with myeloma each year and 13,000 die of this disease. While the five-year survival has risen over the past 20 years, some groups of patients are being left behind. Today, African Americans are 2.6 times more likely to die of the disease compared to other racial groups. In this episode, Dr. Edith Mitchell of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, discusses the reasons for this large disparity and methods to address it.
Edith P. Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP
Edith P. Mitchell, MD, MACP,FCPP
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
Philadelphia, PA
116th President National Medical Association

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