Monthly Dose

Monthly Dose > Volume 26 | February 2023


Highlighting oncologist Carol Brown, MD

Black History Month

Last month, during National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Inspire shared that cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. But due to a lack of access to screenings, cervical cancer affects communities of color and those living in rural areas at higher rates than it does other communities.

This month, during Black History Month, we’re highlighting someone who is working to improve health equity for all: Carol Brown, MD

Carol Brown is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist. She provides compassionate care to women with ovarian, uterine, cervical, and vulvar cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center in New York, NY. She also serves as a Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer at MSK, working to bring better healthcare to diverse communities across health disciplines. 

In addition to her work as a surgeon, Carol Brown has been appointed to President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The Cancer Moonshot Initiative has five priorities to help achieve the goal of a 50% reduction in cancer in 25 years :

  1. Close the screening gap  
  2. Understand and address environmental exposure  
  3. Decrease the impact of preventable cancers  
  4. Bring cutting edge research through the pipeline to patients and communities 
  5. Support patients and caregivers

If you or someone you know is affected by any kind of gynecological cancer, you can join one of the Inspire communities below to find information and support. 

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”

– Lena Horne