Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities Service: Addressing Socioeconomic Determinants of Health

Socioeconomic barriers have been linked to incomplete treatment and decreased quality of life for immigrants and minorities with cancer.(1), (2), (3) Many patients with cancer who lack adequate health insurance have difficulty paying for rent and food.

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service offers a variety of programs that help medically underserved cancer patients and survivors obtain health services and nutritional support during and after treatment.