Cancer: Diverse Populations and Treatment Innovations
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
The California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT) invites you to a complimentary educational luncheon seminar about the fight against cancer, its impact on diverse communities and innovative treatments on the horizon.
President and CEO
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
Founder and Executive Director
Latina Breast Cancer Agency
Speakers will share information about the impact cancer has on individuals and their community from the patient, provider and research perspective. Guests will also learn about the importance of clinical research and how to encourage greater participation by diverse patient populations.
Important information to know:
- This year, there will be an estimated 171,730 new cancer cases and 57,950 deaths will be caused by cancer in California.
- Cancer death rates are higher among men than among women for every racial and ethnic group. Black men and women have the highest cancer mortality rates of any racial and ethnic group. Asian and Pacific Islander men and women have the lowest cancer death rates, which are about half the rates of black men and women, respectively.
- Groups such as African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics are significantly underrepresented in clinical research. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), African Americans represent 12 percent of the U.S. population but only five percent of clinical trial participants and Hispanics make up 16 percent of the population but only one percent of clinical trial participants.
- Inclusion of individuals of varied races, ethnicities, ages, gender and sexual orientation in clinical trials can help to prevent disparities in the evaluation of potential new medicines.
When & Where
California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT)
The California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT) is a diverse network of advocacy organizations, community groups, health care providers and employers, committed to ensuring a healthy and productive California.
CPAT serves as a communications, education and resource network to keep its partners and the communities they serve informed about critical issues involving access to treatment in California.
For more information, visit www.caaccess.org.