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Addressing Health Disparities in Cancer Care: Conversation with Dr. Valerie Odero-Marah

Valerie Odero-Marah, Ph.D.

Two Way Talk segment aired February 20, 2024.

During this broadcast of "Two Way Talk", Dr. Valerie Odero-Marah, a Biology Professor at Morgan State University, sheds light on her groundbreaking research on health disparities, particularly in breast and prostate cancer.

Dr. Marah's work focuses on understanding how cancer cells transform and migrate, leading to disproportionately high cancer death rates among Black men and women.

During the discussion, Dr. Marah emphasized the critical role of early detection in combating cancer, as well as the need to address socio-economic factors and combat structural racism to reduce health disparities. She underscored the importance of future scientists in advancing this field and mitigating health disparities in cancer care.

Click the audio to listen to the interview.