Study finds racial disparities in culturally competent cancer care

A new study from Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute finds that non-white minority survivors are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be seen by cancer specialists who share or understand their culture.

Richard Saltus • harvard
Nov. 1, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  health-medicine  brandon-a-mahal  cancer-specialists  dana-farber-cancer-institute  hispanic  minorities  non-white  santino-s-butler

$1.5M gift kick-starts sexual, gender minority health equity initiative

With a $1.5 million gift, Harvard Medical School launched the Sexual and Gender Minorities Health Equity Initiative, a three-year plan to amend the core M.D. curriculum so that all students and faculty clinicians can become exceptionally well equipped to provide high-quality, holistic health care for sexual and gender minority patients of all ages.

Stephanie Dutchen • harvard
Dec. 17, 2018 ~13 min

Tags:  health-medicine  gender-minority  harvard-medical-school  lgbtq-patients  sexual-and-gender-minorities-health-equity-initiative  transgender

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