Recorded on July 13, 2021
Healthcare disparities are a known factor in cancer care. Understanding these disparities can enable healthcare professionals to more effectively communicate with and treat their patients. In this episode, Dr. Justine Kahn, from the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, defines and describes existing healthcare disparities, addresses ways to eliminate disparities, including removing barriers and increasing access to care, underscores the impact of insurance, and discusses the importance of enhancing awareness among primary care providers to reduce challenges that lead to delayed diagnoses. Tune into this important episode for more tips on how providers can eliminate disparities in their practice!