American Society of Clinical Oncology strategic plan for increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the oncology workforce

Karen M. Winkfield, Christopher R. Flowers, Jyoti D. Patel, Gladys Rodriguez, Patricia Robinson, Amit Agarwal, Lori Pierce, Otis W. Brawley, Edith P. Mitchell, Kimberly T. Head-Smith, Dana S. Wollins, Daniel F. Hayes

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Abstract

In December 2016, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Board of Directors approved the ASCO Strategic Plan to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Oncology Workforce. Developed through a multistakeholder effort led by the ASCO Health Disparities Committee, the purpose of the plan is to guide the formal efforts of ASCO in this area over the next three years (2017 to 2020). There are three primary goals: (1) to establish a longitudinal pathway for increasing workforce diversity, (2) to enhance ASCO leadership diversity, and (3) to integrate a focus on diversity across ASCO programs and policies. Improving quality cancer care in the United States requires the recruitment of oncology professionals from diverse backgrounds. The ASCO Strategic Plan to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Oncology Workforce is designed to enhance existing programs and create new opportunities that will move us closer to the vision of achieving an oncology workforce that reflects the demographics of the US population it serves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2576-2579
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Oncology
Volume35
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Winkfield, K. M., Flowers, C. R., Patel, J. D., Rodriguez, G., Robinson, P., Agarwal, A., Pierce, L., Brawley, O. W., Mitchell, E. P., Head-Smith, K. T., Wollins, D. S., & Hayes, D. F. (2017). American Society of Clinical Oncology strategic plan for increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the oncology workforce. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 35(22), 2576-2579. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2017.73.1372