Improving Breast Cancer Disparities: Treatment

This activity was included in a series of workshops as part of a quality improvement program “Leading the Way: Improving Breast Cancer Disparities for Minority Patients in Chicago.” Led by Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, FACP, this initiative is studying the effectiveness of targeted interventions in improving breast cancer care for African American women treated in Cook County.
In this workshop, Dr. Nan Chen from the University of Chicago Medicine discusses the oncology, surgical, and radiation treatment experiences of White and Black women. Dr. Chen also reviews barriers, common misconceptions with breast cancer treatment, and interventions clinicians can employ to overcome racial disparities in breast cancer.
Educational Partner: The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL)

Medium: Online Presentation

Commercial Support: Support for this activity has been provided through educational grants from Daiichi Sankyo and Astra Zeneca

Sponsored by the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education, University of Illinois Chicago Cancer Center and their Chicago Cancer Screening and Testing Access Coalition (CCSTAC), and the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL).

Target Audience

This activity is intended for clinical (oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists, oncology nurses, OB-GYNs, internal medicine physicians, NPs, PAs and technologists) and administrative teams (case managers, patient navigators, assistive personnel) who care for breast cancer patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss biological differences in breast cancer across different ethnic/racial groups, including tumor biology and genetic factors;
  • Describe disparities that negatively impact time to treatment;
  • Outline considerations in the selection of therapy and toxicity management across diverse populations of women with breast cancer.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Michelle Forcier
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  Nan Chen, MD
  Assistant Professor, Breast Medical Oncology
  The University of Chicago
  Chicago, IL


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and the Academy for Continue Healthcare Learning (ACHL). The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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