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Addressing Disparities and Enhancing Quality Care: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

  • Authors: Edith P. Mitchell, MD; Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO; Erica Stringer-Reason, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/24/2020
  • Valid for credit through: 11/24/2021
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for hematology/oncology specialists, pathologists, and obstetricians/gynecologists.

The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge, competence, and confidence of hematology/oncology specialists, pathologists, and obstetricians/gynecologists in identifying and addressing causes of healthcare disparities in diagnosing and treating triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) in the African American community.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Disparities faced by some patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)
    • Genetic factors and/or biologic pathways that can result in racial disparities in TNBC outcomes
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Implementing strategies to reduce disparities in outcomes for different subgroups of patients with TNBC


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  • Edith P. Mitchell, MD

    Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology
    Department of Medical Oncology
    Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
    Associate Director, Diversity Affairs
    Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
    116th President, National Medical Association
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


    Disclosure: Edith P. Mitchell, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Genentech; Merck
    Received grants for clinical research from: Amgen; Genentech


  • Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO

    Chief of the Section of Breast Surgery
    New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Weill Cornell Medicine
    New York, New York


    Disclosure: Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Erica Stringer-Reasor, MD

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Hematology & Oncology
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Birmingham, Alabama


    Disclosure: Erica Stringer-Reasor, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Lilly
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Lilly


  • Vickie Phoenix, BS

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Vickie Phoenix, BS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Jason Luis Quinones, PhD

    Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Jason Luis Quinones, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer

  • Esther Nyarko, PharmD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Esther Nyarko, PharmD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.

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Addressing Disparities and Enhancing Quality Care: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Authors: Edith P. Mitchell, MD; Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO; Erica Stringer-Reason, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/24/2020

Valid for credit through: 11/24/2021



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