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Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities Program (SESRCD) NDTN Update - October 2012

NTDN Chat Recap

On Wednesday, September 12th, SESRCD hosted a chat to discuss the New York Times article, Life, Interrupted: Medical Bills, Insurance and Uncertainty by Suleika Jaouad, which detailed the author’s personal struggles with navigating the health insurance system and the high financial costs of cancer care. A recap of the chat can be found under the Announcements section on the NTDN.

At this time, content on SESRCD’s NTDN is secure and only available to those organizations who have participated in an SESRCD workshop, SESRCD staff, and BSSVs. If you would like further information on how to qualify for access, please email SESRCD

In the Latest Cancer News

New Resources

  • NCHF Data Brief: Obesity and Socioeconomic Status in Adults: United States, 2005-2008
  • Spend Smart, Eat Smart
  • Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool
  • APHA Health Reform Resources

News Articles

•      Life, Interrupted: Six Ways to Cope With Cancer (New York Times)

•     The Trouble With ‘Doctor Knows Best’ (New York Times)

•     Tips for Anti-Obesity Initiatives in Communities (The Boston Globe)

•     Bridging the Disparities Gap With Mobile Technology (Association of Clinicians for the Underserved)

In Resources

Journal Publication Abstracts

  • Socioeconomic status and the risk of colorectal cancer (Cancer)
  • Early-Life Socioeconomic Status and the Prevalence of Breast Cancer in Later Life (Research on Aging
  • Health-related quality of life in elderly black and white patients with cancer: results from Medicare managed care population (Ethnicity & Disease)
  • The Southeastern U.S. Collaborative Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (SUCCEED): reducing breast and cervical cancer disparities for African American women.
  • Multilevel interventions and racial/ethnic health disparities (Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved)
  • Black Medicaid beneficiaries experience breast cancer treatment delays more frequently than whites (Ethnicity & Disease)