Disparities in participation in cancer clinical trials in the United States: A symptom of a healthcare system in crisis

Gerardo Colon-Otero, Robert C. Smallridge, Lawrence A. Solberg, Thomas D. Keith, Timothy A. Woodward, Floyd B. Willis, Ajani N. Dunn

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Under-representation of minorities in adult cancer clinical trials is mostly due to health system-based barriers. Initiatives that increase the participation of community physicians in cancer clinical research trials and increase low socioeconomic status patients' access to cancer trials will likely ameliorate this problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-454
Number of pages8
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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