The mission of the Population Health Sciences COVID-19 Pandemic Research Center (CPRC) is to promote translational research using multi-disciplinary approaches to understand and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the health of populations, especially the diverse populations of Los Angeles, California and beyond, especially those experiencing health inequities. CaRE2 Co-Director, Dr. Mariana Stern, and CaRE2 Community Outreach co-Director Dr. Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanatti are members of the center and currently leading studies
This report summarizes co-led by CaRE2 Community Outreach co-Director Dr. Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanatti, provides the latest information they have about COVID-19 and the Latino community in LA County, including the impact of the pandemic on this community, vaccinations, needs and opportunities, concluding with a series of recommendations.
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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has drastically impacted cancer patients, forcing many patients to undergo sudden and unplanned changes to their cancer care. Oncologists and surgeons have had to face the difficulty of deciding how to best continue care for their patients while minimizing the risk of COVID-19 infection. The COVID-19 pandemic may have also created barriers for many patients to adhere to treatment recommendations and to deal with cancer treatment induced side effects and co-morbidities.
Minority populations, specifically Blacks and Latinos across the US, are experiencing disparities in COVID-19 infections and related deaths. We fear that in addition to disparities in COVID-19 infections and deaths, the pandemic is also widening the existing cancer disparities among Blacks and Latinos. To address this, the CaRE2 Community Outreach Team is partnering with CaRE2 co-Director Dr. Mariana Stern, CaRE2 IAC members, Dr. Jorge Nieva and Dr. Thomas George, and oncologists at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. We propose to assess the impact of ongoing changes in cancer care delivery among diverse populations and to better serve cancer care patients as the pandemic continues to impact their lives. We will do this by evaluating the changes and type of care received by patients since the pandemic started, and its impact on short-term outcomes. We will also reach out to patients to administer surveys to understand the impact of COVID-19 on cancer delivery and treatment adherence.
Our study will include patients diagnosed since the pandemic started at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, the University of Florida Health in Jacksonville, Florida, and the Capital Regional Cancer Center in Tallahassee, Florida. This study is funded by the National Cancer Institute.