Racial disparities a ‘harsh reality’ in breast cancer care – Healio – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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December 30, 2021

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As the United States enters an era of precision medicine in oncology, it is important that the racial disparities that currently exist in breast cancer care do not leave certain populations behind, according to an expert.

In an interview with Healio, Naomi Ko, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and medical oncologist at Boston Medical Center, discussed how disparities in care disproportionately affect Black and Brown women with breast cancer, the need for better representation of these patient populations in clinical studies, ways to address these issues and more.

Naomi Ko, MD, MPH

Naomi Ko

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