Webinar: The Practice of Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Humility in Cancer Care
Join us for this FREE virtual learning opportunity presented with support from Pfizer. This webinar is open to anyone working with the oncology population including physicians, nurses, navigators, community health workers, social workers and others.
This program highlights the influence of culture on patients, health care providers, and institutions across the cancer care continuum; shares practical approaches for HCPs to recognize and respect how patients’ culture, life experiences, and community conditions may play a role in cancer care, decision-making, and outcomes; and provides insight regarding cultural nuances while acknowledging that cultures are not monolithic.
KEY PROGRAM TOPICS
- The Role of Culture in Cancer Care
- Approaches to Culturally Appropriate Care
- Cultural Nuances of Diverse Populations of Patients
About the Speaker
Dr. Katherine Y. Tossas, Ph.D., M.S., is a cancer epidemiologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy, at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (VCU). She is also a member of the VCU Massey Cancer Center (Cancer Prevention and Control research program) where she is the founding director for the Office of Catchment Area Data Access and Analysis. Dr. Tossas’ research is grounded in health equity, and centers on elucidating the role of the microbiome on birth outcomes (NICHD Diversity Supplement, PI) and on disparate progression of precancerous lesions, specifically in the cervix (ACS-IRG, PI) and lung (P20, co-I). She is a Principal Investigator for multiple foundation-funded (Pfizer, ACS, Jeffress, RWJF) community-engaged research projects addressing systemic or structural inequities in cancer outcomes across Virginia. Dr. Tossas provides mentorship opportunities to students through her COQUI Lab (Cancer Outcomes Queries to Understand Inequities).