On Monday, August 23, ASCO President Lori J. Pierce, MD, FASTRO, FASCO, and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Health Equity Committee Chair Edith Perez, MD, met virtually to discuss the importance of health equity and the work ASCO and Stand Up To Cancer are doing to increase diversity in cancer research and treatment.
The live event was broadcast through Facebook and is available to watch now.
Drs. Pierce and Perez have collaborated throughout their careers, and their paths are crossing again with the two organizations’ continued efforts surrounding health equity. With ASCO’s recently published Health Equity Policy Statement and Dr. Pierce’s accompanying editorial, the Facebook live provided an important opportunity to dive into ASCO’s health equity priorities.
The dialogue highlighted that achieving health equity in cancer care will require a sustained effort, and only through collaboration between organizations like ASCO and Stand Up To Cancer, will cancer care providers and their patients see improvements.
Watch the full Facebook Live event, and read the published policy statement “Cancer Disparities and Health Equity: A Policy Statement from the American Society of Clinical Oncology” and accompanying editorial “A Time to Dig Deeper and Take Meaningful Action.”