Leading the Way: Improving Breast Cancer Disparities for Minority Patients in Chicago Race, Ethnicity, and Breast Cancer: Treatment

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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.

In this workshop, Dr. Nan Chen from the University of Chicago Medicine discusses the oncology, surgical, and radiation treatment experiences of white and Black women. Dr. Chen also reviews barriers, common misconceptions with breast cancer treatment, and interventions clinicians can employ to overcome racial disparities in breast cancer.


Jun 22, 2023


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Radiology / RAD Tech CE


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty


Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FASCO
Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Comprehensive Cancer Research Center
Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL


Nan Chen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Surgery, Radiology / Imagery / Nuclear Medicine, Oncology / Cancer / Radiation Therapy, OB/GYN / Women's Health, Internal Medicine

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Supported by educational grants from Daiichi Sankyo and AstraZeneca.

Sponsored by the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education, University of Illinois Chicago Cancer Center and their Chicago Cancer Screening and Testing Access Coalition (CCSTAC), and the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL).

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ACHL oncology, breast cancer, racial disparities, social determinants of health, breast cancer therapy, surgery, surgery delay, mastectomies, lymphedema management, reconstruction, reconstruction disparities, radiation therapy, medical treatment delay, University of Chicago, symptom burden, clinical trial participation, next generation sequencing, adjuvant chemotherapy, misconceptions, racial disparities, UChicago, Nan Chen, M

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