In this on-demand webinar series, CURE partnered with TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance to discuss ways patients can be empowered to receive the best care possible.
In part five of CURE’s “Breaking Barriers: Addressing Women of Color Underrepresentation in Clinical Trials” webinar, Ricki Fairley, CEO of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance; Hayley Brown, director of partnerships and programs at TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance; and Michelle Anderson-Benjamin, CEO and founder of The Fearless Warrior Organization, discussed way patients can be empowered to seek out and receive the best care for their treatment.
“I'm impatient about finding another way (to treat breast cancer) because the current status quo is not working and we live in this world of health inequity; we don't have it and I don't think we're going to get it until everybody demands that golden standard of care,” Fairley said. “What your mother taught you when you were 2 years old, ‘treat others as you want to be treated,’ and that's the care you demand from your doctors. Come back and say (to your doctor), ‘Is that the treatment plan you would give your mama, your grandma, your daughter? Because if it's not good enough for your family, it's not good enough for me. I want the care and the love and the support and the science that you're bringing to your family in my house.’”
00:04 – Clinical trials and cancer treatment.
01:38 – Increasing participation in clinical trials for Black women.
02:32 – Cancer treatment and patient empowerment.
03:17 – Health care inequality and patient-centered care.
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