MSM's Dr. Montgomery Rice & Color Genomics's Laraki Pen Op-Ed on Medicine's Failure to Adequately Reach Underserved Communities
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice and Color Genomics co-founder Othman Laraki recently wrote an op-ed that highlights the failure of medicine and healthcare to reach underserved communities for cancer prevention, despite improvements in treatment and the advent of genetic testing as a means of early detection and learning of one's susceptibility. The authors mention that MSM and Color Genomics have partnered to form a program that has made genetic testing affordable and available for everyone in order to help reduce such cancer health disparities.
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