Disparities in Breast Cancer Screening and Management
For many years there have been breast cancer screening, treatment, and survival disparities across various demographics, mostly low-income, racial/ethnic, and rural populations. In order to close the gap in breast cancer care and survival, implementation of policy change, financial assistance, the use of Patient Navigation Programs, and quality mammography screening facilities need to be accessible to all patients. Clinicians need to recognize that these disparities exist and the causes for the disparities to optimally manage their patients with breast cancer.
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, PAs, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with breast cancer.
Following this program, participants should be able to:
- Acknowledge there are disparities in breast cancer across various demographics and recognize the reasons why these disparities exist.
- Incorporate into clinical practice appropriate strategies to address disparities to optimize care for patients with breast cancer.
- Describe ways to implement policy, interpersonal, and institutional change to improve care for racial/ethnic and low-income patients.
Nina Bickell, MD, MPH
Institute for Health Equity Research
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
NCCN Continuing Education Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of NCCN that all planners, faculty, moderators, authors, reviewers and anyone involved in the planning and delivery of NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose ALL financial relationships they have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies. The ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence require that individuals who refuse to provide this information will be disqualified from involvement in the planning and implementation of accredited continuing education presented by NCCN. NCCN identifies, mitigates and discloses to learners all relevant financial relationships.
In addition, all content has been reviewed to ensure education promotes safe, effective patient care and does not promote the products or services of an ineligible company. Content, including any presentation of therapeutic options, is fair, balanced, evidence-based, scientifically accurate, and free of commercial bias and marketing.
Ineligible Company: An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Relevant Financial Relationships: Financial relationships of any dollar amount occurring within the past 24 months are defined as relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of an ineligible company. There is no minimum financial threshold. We ask for disclosure of ALL financial relationships with ineligible companies, regardless of the amount and regardless of the potential relevance of each relationship to the education.
All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation for the tasks and methods of delivery.
Faculty presentations may include discussion of off-label use. Faculty will disclose that the use in question is not currently approved by the FDA per the product labeling or marketing.
The faculty listed below have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Nina Bickell, MD, MPH
Planning Committee and NCCN Staff Disclosures
The planner listed below has the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
William J. Gradishar, MD
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP: Honoraria; Scientific Advisor
Biotheronostics: Honoraria; Scientific Advisor
Daiichi-Sankyo co.: Honoraria; Scientific Advisor
Eli Lilly and Company: Scientific Advisor
ImmunoGen, Inc.: Honoraria; Scientific Advisor
MacroGenics: Scientific Advisor
Puma Biotechnology: Scientific Advisor
Seattle Genetics, Inc.: Scientific Advisor
None of the other planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
NCCN designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 contact hour.
NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hour (0.075 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-23-020-H01-P
NCCN has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until March 15, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
- 0.75 ACPE contact hours
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.75 ANCC contact hours
- 0.75 Participation
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