Assessment of Differences in Demographic Characteristics and Clinical Diagnoses Among Black and White Oncology Patents with COVID

ASCO 2021

Health disparities between black and white COVID-positive patients are well documented. To help address these disparities, clinicians need to understand the specific health challenges faced by black COVID patients compared to their white counterparts. However, these challenges are understudied in the oncologic setting. In this research abstract, accepted at ASCO 2021, data scientist Sudip Bhandari and director of clinical development and data science Sam Heilbroner present findings of ConcertAI’s analyses on the demographic and clinical features of black COVID-positive cancer patients compared to whites. They also discuss how clinicians can use these findings to inspect for these comorbidities while treating this at-risk population.