CBSSM Seminar: Financial Toxicity During Breast Cancer Treatment: A Qualitative Analysis to Inform Strategies for Mitigation


Wednesday, February 9, 2022


2:00pm - 3:00pm


Zoom Meeting ID: 998 0338 2512 | Passcode: cbssm


Laila Gharzai, M.D., L.L.M.: Financial toxicity has a substantial impact on patients undergoing cancer treatment. Strategies to mitigate this complex problem have found challenges in facing its multifaceted nature. As a postdoctoral research fellow at CBSSM, I performed a qualitative study of patients who experienced financial toxicity during cancer treatment in order to contextualize their experience within an existing framework for understanding financial toxicity. This enabled identification of a novel theme impacting the experience of financial toxicity, and led us to identify four major areas where additional work is needed to mitigate financial toxicity. This work will be placed in context of drivers and other mitigation efforts in financial toxicity.