The goal of this intensive weekend workshop is to provide students an understanding of social issues of relevance to cancer patients. Topics to be covered may include but are not limited to psychological and economic impacts of cancer, health disparities, cancer advocacy, clinical trial access and patient rights, and public communication of science.
Evaluate and integrate the many challenges faced by cancer patients, including physical, emotional, financial, and legal issues.
Apply their new understanding of social issues in cancer to effectively and comfortably communicate with cancer patients.
Critically assess the interface between the community and academic research establishment, judge where there could be improved connectivity, and design effective strategies to bring the two together.