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2022 Oncology Policy Summit Series: Patient Advocacy Summit: Best Practices and Policies for Addressing the Health Needs of LGBT+ Cancer Patients and Survivors
December 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is pleased to present our 2022 Patient Advocacy Summit entitled Best Practices and Policies for Addressing the Health Needs of LGBTQ+ Cancer Patients and Survivors. Patients who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender or Non-binary (LGTBQ+) often face heightened barriers to accessing high-quality and inclusive cancer care. These policy and practice level barriers include experiences of implicit and explicit bias, caregivers and chosen family not being recognized and supported by the health system, and misconceptions and miscommunication from the care team. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network®’s (NCCN®) Patient Advocacy Summit will provide an opportunity for a varied group of stakeholders including patients, providers, payers, patient advocacy organizations, and industry to thoughtfully discuss the importance of providing high-quality, inclusive, equitable, and accessible cancer care to LGBTQ+ patients while exploring current pressing policy challenges and needs to advance more equitable, inclusive, and responsive cancer care systems for the LGBTQ+ community.