Jennie: Racial Disparity in Detection and Treatment of Cervical Cancer


Guests include ovarian cancer patient, 52-year-old Christine Ensley, who lives in Grovetown, GA. She is currently enrolled in a clinical trial at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

Dr. Sharad Ghamande is a gynecologic-oncologist and executive vice chair of the MCG Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has helped bring a lot of clinical trials for women with gynecologic cancers to our community and to the women who live here and beyond. He is associate director for clinical research and trials at the Georgia Cancer Center. He also is principal investigator on the National Cancer Institute minority Community Oncology Research program – one of a dozen in the nation –  helping build a databank of information about six cancers in minorities as a way to figure how to better diagnose and treat patients.

Dr. Khilen Patel is an OB/GYN resident at MCG/AU Health. He presented findings that participation in clinical trials may overcome health disparities in the treatment of advanced or recurrent ovarian cancer at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 2018 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. 

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