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While health disparities are clearly documented throughout healthcare, they are ever present in the world of cancer care. In the Black community, there are roughly 73,030 cancer deaths each year and over 42,000 cancer deaths among Latino patients. Minority patients are also at higher risk of prostate cancer, lung cancer, triple negative breast cancer, colon cancer, and more.

Among all ethnic groups in the United States, African-American males have the highest overall rate of mortality from cancer. MD Newsline is committed to improving patient outcomes for minority cancer patients and helping to increase the 5 year survival rates of these patients by collaborating with oncologists, cancer centers, patients, and healthcare influencers to increase the cultural IQ of healthcare professionals treating cancer and increase access to valuable knowledge about treatment options for patients.

We are asking you to join us in taking the Cancer CQ Pledge promoting health equity in oncology below.

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    am committed to fighting to improve the stark health disparities in healthcare. I acknowledge that minority patients are underrepresented in clinical research, have higher death rates associated with most chronic conditions, and often do not have equal access to the best treatments.

    I understand that systemic racism and multiple socioeconomic factors such as poverty and access to education contribute to worse outcomes for minority patients and believe cultural sensitivity education and increasing diversity in clinical research and medicine can improve these patients’ chances of prevention and survival.

    I pledge to be a part of a mind shift in medicine and join MD Newsline to improve these outcomes by increasing access to knowledge, chances of earlier diagnosis, and increasing minority participation in clinical trials.

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    About MD Newsline

    MD Newsline is a health technology company building digital solutions that increase cultural competency among healthcare providers and access to care for underserved communities. MD Newsline utilizes video content, custom newsletters, and soon the MDOnc App to help cancer patients find culturally sensitive oncologists. The MDOnc app will connect minority cancer patients with oncologists who are committed to health equity and addressing implicit bias.

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