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Caryn Lerman, PhD

Cancer centers across the United States have a dramatic lack of diversity in senior leadership, according to a study conducted by the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). The findings show that seven percent of current leaders identify as Hispanic, two percent as Black and 10 percent as Asian. 16 percent of the directors identifiy as women. The study was led by Caryn Lerman, PhD, director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Keck Medicine of USC, and president of AACI. On August 30, she discussed the implications of these results with HemOnc Today, a publication of

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