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Reframing Race and Cancer

May 12, 2022

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Atlanta Chief of Surgery and Atlanta Women’s Cancer Center Leader, Dr. Anita Johnson, provided commentary for an article published by Managed Healthcare® Executive on the role that social determinants of health play in cancer rates among Black Americans.

“Anita Johnson, M.D., FACS, chief of surgery and leader of the Women’s Cancer Center at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Atlanta, says the challenges to accessing cancer care for minorities are multifactorial. Many can be traced to the social determinants of health (SDOH) that can put access to quality care, insurance, oncologists and clinical trial enrollment out of reach.”

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