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WATCH RECORDING: The Importance of Primary Care in Early Cancer Detection






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Dr. Anita Pisharody smiles for a headshot.
Anita Pisharody, MD

Office of Health Equity Virtual Series: Conversations with Our Community

Duke Cancer Institute's Office of Health Equity hosts their latest "Conversations with Our Community" virtual event — this one focused on the critical role that primary care physicians play in early detection — on July 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Anita Pisharody, MD, a Duke Health family medicine primary care provider, and Rosie (Ruhiyyih) Kilgore, MD, MPH, a Lincoln Community Health Center staff physician are the featured panelists in this public forum entitled "Find your Home: The Importance of Primary Care in Early Cancer Detection."

Dr. Rosie Kilgore smiles for a headshot.
Rosie Kilgore, MD, MPH

"Primary care providers play a critical role in routine cancer screenings, early detection, maintenance and treatment of comorbid conditions. However, due to various socioeconomic factors, many patients lack proper access to care," explained OHE program manager Angelo Moore, PhD, RN. "During this virtual event we will discuss ways to reduce cancer disparities by connecting community members to primary care and patient navigation."

This event is open to all community members.

Learn More About the Duke Cancer Institute Office of Health Equity

Vision: To excel as the leader in reducing cancer disparities through authentic community engagement and partnerships, the delivery of seamless cancer care, and the provision of outstanding and innovative research and resources to achieve optimal health in a changing and diverse environment.

Mission: To reduce cancer disparities and promote health equity within Duke Cancer Institute's catchment area through strategic initiatives that integrate the following core areas:

  • Community Outreach & Engagement
  • Community-Facing Patient Navigation Services
  • Health Disparities Education
  • Clinical Trials Education & Workplace Diversity

Email us or call 919-684-0409 with any questions about our "Conversations with Our Community" events, patient navigation services and any other questions you might have.