Lung Cancer Disparities: Addressing Gaps and Opportunities to Improve Health Outcomes and Health Equity Among Low-Income Populations and Other Populations with Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Characteristics

SelfMade Health Network (SMHN) Webinar Series:

Part 1:  

Date: September 21, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm (Eastern Time)

Topics: Lung cancer disparities, health system evidence-based interventions (EBIs) and approaches to improve lung cancer screening rates among low-income patients and populations

Panel of Experts:

Dr. Nagashree Seetharamu, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Lisa M. Lowenstein, PhD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Part 2:

Date: September 22, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm (Eastern Time)

Topics include: Lung cancer disparities and screening eligibility criteria, cancer survivorship, as well as utilizing results from the American Lung Cancer “State of Lung Cancer Report” to improve community-clinical linkages

Panel of Experts:

Erica T. Warner, ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Translational Epidemiology Unit, Mongan Institute, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Kristin Maki, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oncology-Wayne State University School of Medicine
Population Studies and Disparities Research
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Randi M. Williams, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Cancer Prevention & Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center

Ruth Canovi, MPH
American Lung Association (ALA)

Part 3:

Date: November 2, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm (Eastern Time)

Topics include: Lung cancer screening disparities, health system evidence-based interventions (EBIs), cancer survivorship as well as Medicaid coverage resources-lung cancer screening

Panel of Experts:

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD FACS
Assistant Professor
City of Hope
Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Department of Population Sciences, Division of Health Equity

Matthew Triplet, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Lung Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Medical Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and University of Washington
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

Holly Chitwood, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC
Markey Cancer Center, Division of Medical Oncology
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky College of Nursing

Anne DiGiulio, BA
National Director, Lung Health Policy
American Lung Association (ALA)

This Lung Cancer Disparities webinar series will also focus on some of the national priorities reflected in the 2022 Cancer Moonshot Fact Sheet:

To diagnose cancer sooner —Today, we know cancer as a disease we often diagnose too late. We must increase access to existing ways to screen for cancer, and support patients through the

process of diagnosis.

       To prevent cancer — Today, we know cancer as a disease we have few good ways to prevent.

To address inequities (cancer disparities) —Today, we know cancer as a disease for which there are stark inequities in access to cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment across race, gender, region, and resources.

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