VIDEO: Disparities in radiation oncology are ‘a massive problem’

CHICAGO — Troubled by disparities in their field, two radiation oncologists are taking small yet integral steps to address inequities.Parul N. Barry, MD, FACRO, and Sarahgene Gillianne DeFoe, MD, both of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Magee-Womens Hospital, told Healio that only a quarter of radiation oncologists are women, and less than 3% are underrepresented minorities.“This is a massive problem for our field since about half of our patients are women and at least 20% or more of our patients” are from underrepresented populations, Barry said.Barry and DeFoeRead More

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