Patierno and Brenda Lawrence

Patierno, Barrett Take to National Stage on Disparities


2022 AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report Released

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) held a Virtual Congressional Briefing on June 8 to release the AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2022.

The goal of this report is "to increase public awareness and understanding of cancer health disparities, highlight areas of recent progress in reducing cancer health disparities and provide specific recommendations for achieving health equity."
The report was developed by preeminent cancer disparities researchers, including deputy director of Duke Cancer Institute Steven Patierno, PhD. The briefing on June 8 featured Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and included testimonies and a LIVE panel discussion with leading cancer disparities researchers, including Patierno, as well as survivors of cancer whose stories are included in the report.

ASCO-ACCC Issues Joint Statement on Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials

Nadine Barrett, PhD, director of the Duke CTSI Center for Equity in Research and associate director, Equity, Community and Stakeholder Strategy, DCI COEE, is a co-author of a joint statement from leading cancer organizations outlining their recommendations for expanding diversity in cancer clinical trials that include access, equity focused design, stakeholder partnerships, education and training, EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion) investment, and sharing data & strategies.

Duke Cancer Institute is one of 75 sites nationwide to help develop the recommendations.

This page was reviewed on 06/09/2022