Although inclusion is increasing, certain populations are still under-represented in cancer clinical trials

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In a study examining disparities and trends in the inclusion of minorities, women, and older patients in cancer clinical trials, investigators found that certain populations remain under-represented. However, for some, including Black and Hispanic patients, participation has increased in recent years. The findings are published online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

By including people from diverse backgrounds, clinical trials can show if treatments are safe and effective for people with different…

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