Closing the Racial Divide in Cancer Care

DGHI's Tomi Akinyemiju works to dismantle barriers preventing racial minorities from accessing the best cancer treatments.

Published September 28, 2022 under Research News

This video originally appeared as part of DGHI's 2021-22 Impact Report, Cultivating Change, Together

Research has shown that Black and Hispanic patients have less access to the best cancer care, and therefore experience worse outcomes. At the Duke Cancer Center, DGHI epidemiologist Tomi Akinyemiju is working to understand why those disparities in access persist – and what doctors can do to erase them.

Video by Jim Rogalski