Black women less likely to receive guideline-concordant therapy for ovarian cancer

November 9, 2022 11:23 am

by Matthew Shinkle

Black women in the U.S. appeared less likely than white women to receive guideline-concordant treatment for ovarian cancer, according to a study published in Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Even among white women, the … Read more

Melissa Frey, MD, on Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Genetic Testing

October 19, 2022 10:40 am

by Mark L. Fuerst

Most people with a hereditary ovarian cancer syndrome are unaware of their underlying mutation, and the majority have not had genetic testing.

In a recent article in the ASCO Educational Book, Melissa Frey, MD, MS, … Read more

Eligibility Not Responsible for Under Representations in Cancer Clinical Trials

October 18, 2022 10:16 am

by Jessica Nye, PhD

Left image: Eligibility and opportunity for participation in cancer clinical trials was found to be similar across race, level of disadvantage, and residential area. Source: Getty Images

Eligibility was not found to drive disparities in clinical … Read more

Insurance Type Linked With Disparities in the Treatment of Gynecologic Cancer

October 14, 2022 10:36 am

by Jordyn Sava

In the interview with Targeted Oncology, Anna Jo Bodurtha Smith, MD, discusses the effects various insurance types have on the quality of care of patients with gynecologic cancers.Whether a patient with gynecologic cancer has insurance or is … Read more

Hannah C. Karpel, MS, Talks Increasing Clinical Trial Accrual in Patients With Gynecologic Malignancies Following NCI Call-to-Action

October 4, 2022 10:04 am

by Ariana Pelosci

A recent study presented at IGCS 2022 looking at clinical trial enrollment found that Black patients experienced the biggest increase in accrual following an NCI call-to-action for more diversity in clinical trials.

A recent single-institution study presented

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ASCO, ACCC Issue Recommendations to Boost Clinical Trial Diversity

July 24, 2022 10:44 am

by Jason Harris

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) have issued a joint statement outlining 6 recommendations for boosting participation among underserved communities.1

Increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in

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Effects of Food Insecurity Interventions on Cancer Treatment Adherence, Completion

July 13, 2022 11:22 am

by Vicki Moore, PhD

A recent study evaluated the effects programs aimed at addressing food insecurity have on treatment outcomes for patients with cancer. Each intervention seemed beneficial, with a voucher-plus-pantry program appearing to be the most effective. The study’s … Read more

Examining factors that may impact ovarian cancer survival disparities

June 20, 2022 10:33 am

by Coco Davis/ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy among women in the United States (US). Although the incidence rate is higher among White women, Black women have the lower survival … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Patients in PARP Inhibitor Trials Don’t Reflect Real-World Population

February 25, 2022 11:33 am

by Jonathan Goodman, MPhil

Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Black patients were significantly underrepresented, but Asian/Pacific Islander patients were overrepresented.

Clinical trials of PARP inhibitors in patients with ovarian cancer do not accurately reflect the racial and ethnic makeup of the real-world … Read more

Racial Disparities Persist in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

January 25, 2022 8:52 am

by Jon Kelvey

Black patients with ovarian cancer were less likely than their White counterparts to receive adjuvant chemotherapy after primary surgery, according to a study published in Gynecologic Oncology.

The study also showed that patients who did not undergo … Read more

Why Black women with ovarian cancer require greater focus

December 15, 2021 9:55 am

by Sophia George

Providing equal access to care will not by itself equalize outcomes between Black and white women.

Women from the African diaspora are disproportionately affected by high-grade and aggressive ovarian tumours. In the United States, mortality due to … Read more