AJMC August 15, 2022
Susan Shiff, PhD, MBA

Does cancer discriminate? Studies have shown that race, ethnicity, and social determinants of health (SDOH), such as socioeconomic factors and geography, can influence who might develop cancer, the type and quality of treatment a patient receives, and the likelihood of survival.1

According to the CDC, SDOH are conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age; they affect a wide range of health, care, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.2

In the last decade, biopharmaceutical companies have discovered and developed numerous new treatment options that have improved outcomes and prolonged survival for many patients with cancer. Ontada has partnered with many of these life science firms to conduct studies on these novel therapies,...

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