Race, Ethnicity, and Breast Cancer: Health Equity Panel Discussion

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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 panel discussion and workshop, experts from the University of Chicago Medicine and the University of Illinois Cancer Center discuss structural racism and disparities faced by women receiving breast cancer care. Discussion is centered around strategies to address these disparities. The experts are also joined by patient advocates sharing their personal experience and how providers can provide support.


Jul 21, 2023


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty


Brenda Battle, MBA, BSN, RN
SVP Community Health Transformation
Chief Equity Officer
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Monica Peek, MD, MPH
Ellen H. Block Professor of Health Justice
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Pamela Ganschow, MD
Director, Cancer Prevention
and Survivorship Clinical Programs
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois Cancer Center
Chicago, IL

Patient Advocates:

Candace Henley
Chief Surviving Officer
The Blue Hat Foundation, Inc.

Joanne Glenn
Founder & C.E.O. WOT Foundation, Inc.
Women on Top of their Game, Inc.

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

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

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).

Keywords / Search Terms

ACHL race, ethnicity, minority patients, UChicago Medicine, oncology, breast cancer, racial disparities, social determinants of health, patient communication, patient navigation, screening, breast cancer screening, mammography, mammogram, tomosynthesis, cancer mortality, black women, white women, genetic testing, time to diagnosis, imaging, biopsy, uninsured women, socioeconomic status, cultural competence, structural racism Free CE CME

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