Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Addressing the Underrepresentation of Asian Americans in Clinical Trials

Although Asian Americans are the fastest growing minority group in the United States, Asian Americans are among the least represented minority group in U.S. clinical trials. Existing barriers to Asian Americans' participation in clinical trials are neither well understood nor documented. As with Latinos, Asian Americans' language and culture likely affects their underrepresentation in clinical trials. How these factors interact with health care is not easily generalized, however, b… [Read More]

Addressing the Underrepresentation of Latinos in Clinical Trials

Latinos are a population of particular interest for health care initiatives because Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States, have a younger median age than the national average, and are a rapidly growing population.  Despite the attractiveness of this group as a target population, Latino representation in clinical trials falls far short of their proportion of the total population. As Latinos are more likely to enroll and remain in a clinical trial when r… [Read More]

Addressing the Underrepresentation of African Americans in Clinical Trials

African Americans' underrepresentation in clinical trials is often framed as the legacy of historical, institutionalized racism in scientific research. Tragedies such as the Tuskegee Syphilis study are highlighted as events that magnified lack of trust among African Americans toward researchers and research institutions. Thus, lack of trust has emerged as a critical theme when examining barriers to African Americans' participation in clinical trials.   A history of institut… [Read More]

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