In this workshop, Dr. Nan Chen from the University of Chicago Medicine discusses screening and mammography rates among racial/ethnic groups. Dr. Chen also touches on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, factors that influence disparities such as fears and misperceptions, the underutilization of genetic counseling and testing, and the importance of patient communication and navigation.
Learn how you can address disparities in your own patient care. This activity was included in a series of workshops as part of a quality improvement program “Leading the Way: Improving Breast Cancer Disparities for Minority Patients in Chicago.” Led by Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, FACP, this initiative is studying the effectiveness of targeted interventions in improving breast cancer care for African American women treated in Cook County.
Learn more: fightingBCdisparities.com