What Are Disparities?
Cancer affects everyone but minority populations bear a
disproportionate burden of the adverse outcomes of cancer compared to other
Early Detection of disease and active management of symptoms in cancer patients improve outcomes, yet Blacks and Hispanics diagnosed with cancer are less likely to obtain adequate continuity of care and are more likely to develop treatment related complications that result in hospitalization.
Current Treatment algorithms often reinforce bias and fail
to identify drivers of treatment disparity.
Identify casual factors contributing to disparities of care and outcomes and use these insights to develop solutions that meet critical unmet needs of minority patients.
We hope to enhance patient well-being and reduce the need for acute care of patients who have often been marginalized by current cancer care and survivorship programs.
Our Health Equity Initiative
In collaboration with Drs. Lucile Adams-Campbell and Chiranjeev Dash, Prosperdtx has launched an initiative to increase health equity through greater access to personalized continuity of care. Prosperdtx will work to develop digital solutions that address disparities in the early detection of cancer, the active treatment of cancer patients and in cancer survivorship.
Lucile Adams-Campbell PhD,Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research at Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Chiranjeev Dash MBBS, PhD, MPH, Assistant Director of Health Disparities Research at Georgetown Lombardi.