Real World Strategies for Overcoming Disparities in Immunotherapy Cancer Care

Immunotherapy has been hailed as a major breakthrough in cancer care; however, many patients experience barriers to access to these therapies. Three patients invited us to follow their journey and understand what barriers to treatment can look like. Their stories can be viewed in the short film below. In addition, we have edited key elements from expert interviews, available as a video resource library below.

This project was made possible in partnership with the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL), with special thanks to Bristol Myers Squibb for their generous support, and to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Einstein Medical Center Montgomery for their participation.


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Cheryl Gee-Maurer, BSN, RN

Oncology Nurse

Lauren Gilson, BSN, RN

Oncology Nurse

Jennifer Johnson, MD, PhD, FACP

Medical Oncologist

Ana Maria Lopez, MPH, MD

Professor and Vice Chair, Medical Oncology

Edith P. Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, FRCS

Director, Center for Eliminating Cancer Disparities

Jermine Mousa, PharmD


Lora Rhodes, MSW, LCSW

Oncology Social Worker

Kimberly Rudd

Financial Counselor