See You Now Podcast

93: Moment of Awareness: Double Disparities in Cancer

June 30, 2023


Around the world, cancer is on the rise in people under the age of 50 – an upward march that has been underway for decades. Even with stunning new advances in research, early detection, and treatment, many clinicians are worried about the prevalence of certain cancers, including breast, colon, kidney, liver, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers, in younger people. What’s more, practitioners and public health experts are deeply concerned about missed screenings and delayed preventive care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that will have on persistent racially driven health disparities in cancer care, treatment, and survivorship for minority communities.

In this Moment of Awareness, Nurse Practitioner and researcher Timiya Nolan, PhD, APRN-CNP, ANP-BC describes her research as a “work of love” to young Black women, how representation allows research to move from academia to practice, and the power clinicians have in addressing disparities in care through partnership and collaboration with communities.

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Timiya Nolan, PhD, APRN-CNP, ANP-BC

Timiya Nolan with staff and OSU students at the Uplift Her event
Timiya S. Nolan, PhD, APRN-CNP, ANP-BC, is a nurse scientist at The Ohio State University focused on working in and with her community to reduce healthcare disparities. In honor of Minority Health Month, learn how she’s helping Black patients improve quality of life after breast cancer, boosting heart health in Black men, and bringing more nurses of color into community-based research.

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