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Grand Rounds: The effect of Race and Grand Rounds: Socioeconomic Status on the Morbidity and Mortality of Patients with CNS Tumors


By Sarah Ferri, MD , Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellow, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Cancer and Blood Disorders

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Determine the overall racial and socioeconomic distribution at Akron Children's. 2. Differentiate how does race and socioeconomic status impact mortality. 3. Analyze what other factors impact mortality. 4. Indicate if any of these risk factors are modifiable.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Past studies have shown inferior oncologic outcomes for minority and socially disadvantages patients and further research is required to identify and bridge these gaps.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The following presenters have identified that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies. Sarah Ferri, MD

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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