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The Role of Race in Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Survivorship

June 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

UNC Lineberger Cancer Network Presents a Patient Centered Care Lecture


Samuel Cykert, MD

Samuel Cykert, MD

Professor, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Director, UNC School of Medicine Program on Health and Clinical Informatics
Associate Director, Medical Education, NC AHEC Program
Clinician and Researcher
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES

Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES

Assistant Professor
Director, Undergraduate Studies
Department of Public Health Education
UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences
University of North Carolina at Greensboro


The Role of Race in Cancer
Diagnosis, Treatment and Survivorship


Lecture Description

Samuel Cykert, MD, and Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES, will discuss the role of race in cancer treatment and survivorship. Topics may include issues around bias, access to care, and addressing disparities with systematic interventions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe Black-White Disparities in completion of treatment for stages 1 and 2 breast and lung cancer.
  • Describe how community should be involved in the prevention of disparities in cancer care.
  • Describe the difference between system-based and individual based interventions and how systematic intervention is most likely to attenuate structural racism.
  • Recognize how clinical informatics combined with human responsibility can provide the transparency and accountability to overcome systematic bias.



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June 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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UNC Lineberger Cancer Network
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