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AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II

Minorities in Cancer Research Scientific Symposium: Health Inequities and Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Impact on Cancer Care Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
3 – 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Channel 1

The COVID-19 pandemic is an international crisis of near unprecedented proportions. In the U.S., we are seeing the emergence of major disparities in cases per capita and death rates among African Americans and Latinos. These disparities are far reaching and have major impacts on the health care system, including as it relates to cancer care in communities serving racial and ethnic minority patients.  In this session we will present observations, evidence, and perspective about the health inequities and disparities related to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is significantly exacerbating disparities in cancer care among racial and ethnic minorities and the medically underserved. 

Robert A. Winn, MD
VCU Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, Virginia                                                                     

Lessons from the NYC epicenter: Breast oncology and infectious disease partnerships in COVID recovery”
Lisa A. Newman, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

Impact of Disparity of Covid-19 on the Hispanic/Latino Community”  
Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
UT Health Sciences Center
San Antonio, Texas

COVID disparities as relates to Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities (BAME) in the UK (Pre-recorded)
Francis Chinegwundoh, MBE, MS
Barts Health NHS Trust
London, England

Panel Discussion and Q&A (Live)
Moderator: Robert A. Winn, MD
Rev. Delegate Delores L. McQuinn