Group 5D: Ethnic/Racial Outcomes & Disparities

Thursday, Dec 15
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time (US/New York)

Poster #PD1-10

Impact of race on clinical, socioeconomic, and genomic characteristics, clinical trial participation, and receipt of genotype-matched therapy among patients with metastatic breast cancer

Poster author Neelima Vidula, M.D. will attend this session

Poster #PD8-10:

Identifying racial and ethnic disparities in psychosocial care among adults with metastatic breast cancer (mBC): A retrospective analysis across six New York health systems

Poster author Shoshana Rosenberg, ScD, MPH is also the scientist for this session

Mentor: Sharon Rivera-Sanchez

Sharon Rivera Sanchez is the Founder and Director of Trials of Color and Saving Pennies 4 A Cure, non-profit 501-C3 organizations founded in 2018. Trials of Color educates, advocates, and empowers cancer patients with a primary focus on diversity in clinical trials, awareness, and screening.  The organization advocates and educates for and on behalf of African Americans and other underserved minorities.

In 2015, Sharon was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer; a life changing experience both for her and her family. She channeled her inner strength to fight the disease and this action became a stepping stone towards her mission to help cancer patients, while educating and being a voice for the voiceless. Prior to being the Founder and Director of her non-profits, Sharon worked in sales and business management for 15 years with a leading insurance & financial services institution.

Twitter: @SP4acure

Scientist: Shoshana Rosenberg, ScD, MPH

Shoshana Rosenberg, ScD, MPH, is a cancer epidemiologist and cancer care delivery researcher whose research focuses on survivorship, quality of life, and treatment decision-making in young adults with breast cancer. Additionally, she is involved in designing and incorporating patient-reported outcomes measures in therapeutic breast cancer clinical trials. Dr. Rosenberg received her B.A. from Binghamton University, completed a Master of Public Health degree at NYU, and a Doctor of Science degree in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Following an NCI post-doctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention, a joint program between the Harvard School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, she was a faculty member at Dana-Farber and Harvard Medical School before joining the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine in May 2021, where she is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences and a member of the Cancer Control and Prevention Program at the Meyer Cancer Center.

Twitter: @ShoshRosenberg