Expert Panel Issues Recommendations for Addressing Inequities in Cancer Care

Aug 5, 2021 12:00 PM ET

New recommendations published by Doykos et al in Health Equity call for a significant expansion of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers to understand the causes of inequities in cancer care and a commitment to building sustained community partnerships to reduce them.

The recommendations are based on a 2019 “listening session” in which representatives from the NCI, comprehensive cancer centers, and the broader cancer community discussed current efforts to address disparities in cancer care and how they can be strengthened. A separate paper on that meeting was also published in Health Equity.

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