American Society of Clinical Oncology position statement: Strategies for reducing cancer health disparities among sexual and gender minority populations Journal Article


Authors: Griggs, J.; Maingi, S.; Blinder, V.; Denduluri, N.; Khorana, A. A.; Norton, L.; Francisco, M.; Wollins, D. S.; Rowland, J. H.
Article Title: American Society of Clinical Oncology position statement: Strategies for reducing cancer health disparities among sexual and gender minority populations
Abstract: ASCO is committed to addressing the needs of sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations as a diverse group at risk for receiving disparate care and having suboptimal experiences, including discrimination, throughout the cancer care continuum. This position statement outlines five areas of recommendations to address the needs of both SGM populations affected by cancer and members of the oncology workforce who identify as SGM: (1) patient education and support; (2) workforce development and diversity; (3) quality improvement strategies; (4) policy solutions; and (5) research strategies. In making these recommendations, the Society calls for increased outreach and educational support for SGM patients; increased SGM cultural competency training for providers; improvement of quality-of-care metrics that include sexual orientation and gender information variables; and increased data collection to inform future work addressing the needs of SGM communities. © 2017 by American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Journal Title: Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volume: 35
Issue: 19
ISSN: 0732-183X
Publisher: American Society of Clinical Oncology  
Date Published: 2017-07-01
Start Page: 2203
End Page: 2208
Language: English
DOI: 10.1200/jco.2016.72.0441
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 28368670
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 2 August 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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