Our Vision: Conquering Cancer Together

  Our Vision: Conquering Cancer Together

Rurality and Disparities in Access to Cancer Care and Patient Outcomes in the United States

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom webinar - link included with registration


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 Vision: Conquer Cancer Together

Mission: Connecting people and resources to strengthen cancer prevention, detection and quality of life in Nebraska.

Rurality and  Disparities in Access to Care and Patient Outcomes in the United States

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

12p-1p CST

About the Webinar: 

This talk will provide an overview of rurality and access to cancer prevention, screening, timely diagnosis, receipt of recommended treatment as well as cancer incidence and mortality.  It will review factors at the patient-, provider-, community-, and policy-levels associated with cancer disparities and discuss opportunities for improving patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives: 

1) Explore geographic variation and disparities in cancer incidence and mortality.

2) Discuss the interdependency of national and state policy-, community-, provider- and patient-level factors in disparities in cancer care and outcomes.

3) Examine interventions and opportunities at multiple levels to improve access to cancer care and patient outcomes.

About the Speaker

Dr. Robin Yabroff is an epidemiologist and Scientific Vice President, Health Services Research at the American Cancer Society.  She conducts research on financial hardship and the economic burden of cancer; patterns of cancer care, including high-cost prescription drugs; health insurance benefit design; and patient, provider, and system factors associated with quality and value of cancer care.  Dr. Yabroff has more than 25 years of health services research experience and has held positions within the Office of Health Policy, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Health Services and Economics Branch of the National Cancer Institute, and the faculty of the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University. 

She earned her PhD in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.   She has Adjunct positions in the Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University and Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Dr. Yabroff has co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials, and book chapters.  She is a frequent speaker at national and international scientific meetings and serves as Deputy Editor for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and member of the Editorial Boards of the JCO Oncology Practice and the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.


Continuing Education

1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours awarded by Iowa Western Community College, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #6

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