Disparities in Cancer Screenings: Addressing Race and Gender in Patient Care to Improve Outcomes

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Faculty

Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc
(she/her/hers)
Ellen H. Block Professor of Health Justice in the Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research
Director of Research, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc

Monica Peek, MD, MPH, MSc is an Ellen H. Block Professor of Health Justice in the Department of Medicine. She is also the Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research, and Director of Research, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. She is a practicing internist, medical educator, and clinician investigator. Her research pursues health equity and social justice, with a focus on promoting equitable doctor/patient relationships among racial minorities, integrating the medical and social needs of patients, and addressing health care discrimination and structural racism impacting health outcomes (e.g., diabetes, COVID-19). Dr. Peek has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts on health care disparities, diversity, and bias; has been the principal investigator of multiple grants to address health disparities; and has been invited to speak at numerous local and national medical meetings.

Diane M. Bruessow, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
(she/her/hers)
Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, PA Online Program
Assistant Professor Adjunct, Department of Internal Medicine
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Transhealth, Florence, MA
Healthy Transitions
Montclair, NJ
Diane M. Bruessow, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Diane Bruessow, PA-C, divides her time between practicing and teaching medicine. She is the Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and an Assistant Professor adjunct at the Yale School of Medicine PAO program, where she teaches the next generation of medical professionals about sexual and gender minority health. Her medical practice, Healthy Transitions, LLC, is dedicated to the care of transgender and nonbinary patients across the lifespan.

Statement of Need

Research shows significant disparities in cancer screening. Research suggests that Non-White people and LGBTQIA+ populations are screened at lower rates and at a later time when compared with Non-Hispanic White and non-LGBTQIA+, leading to cancer identification at later stages. Treatment choices are also affected by disparities, when non-White and LGBTQIA+ patients are offered less effective treatment options.

Front-line providers can improve identification, screening, and referral to address racism and disparities in cancer care. In this CME Outfitters presentation, expert faculty will discuss the impact of racial/ethnic and gender-based racism and discrimination on routine cancer screenings in addition to providing actionable strategies healthcare providers (HCPs) integrate into practice to improve disparities in cancer screenings for racial/ethnic groups, women, transgender patients, and non-binary individuals.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the impact of racial/ethnic and gender-based racism and discrimination on routine cancer screenings.
  • Integrate strategies to address racism and disparities in routine cancer screenings for racial/ethnic groups, women, transgender patients, and non-binary individuals.

Financial Support

Supported by educational grant from CVS Health.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physician associates (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and other health care clinicians within the CVS, Aetna, and CareMark networks.

Credit Information

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In support of improving patient care, CME Outfitters, LLC, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Interprofessional (IPCE) 0.5

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Credit for learning and change.

Physicians (ACCME) 0.5

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Nurses (ANCC) 0.5

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Note for California Nurses

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Pharmacists/Pharmacy Tech (ACPE) 0.5

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Activity UANs: Pharmacist JA0007185-0000-23-049-H01-P
Pharmacy Technician JA0007185-0000-23-049-H01-T

PAs (AAPA) 0.5

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ABIM MOC 0.5

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Royal College MOC

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MIPS Improvement Activity

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and mitigated any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process.


Dr. Peek reports no financial relationships to disclose.


Ms. Bruessow reports no financial relationships to disclose.


Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff; no disclosures to report:

  • Shirley Michelle Franks, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC (peer reviewer)
  • David Modrak, PhD (planning committee)
  • Jessica Whelan, DNP, APRN, FPMHNP-BC, RN-BC (planning committee)
  • Thomas Mitchell (planning committee)
  • Susan H. Yarbrough, CHCP (planning committee)
  • Sandra Caballero, PharmD (planning committee)
  • Sharon Tordoff (planning committee)

Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

Obtaining Credit

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Disparities in Cancer Screenings: Addressing Race and Gender in Patient Care to Improve Outcomes
Event Date: 05/01/2023 at 4:00 am EST