Statewide Tuskegee Alliance for Clinical Trials-A Community Coalition to Enhance Minority Participation in Medical Research

Mona N Fouad, Edward Partridge, Theresa Wynn, B Lee Green, Connie Kohler & Steve Nagy
BACKGROUND. Cancer mortality rates for all sites are nearly 2.5 times greater for African-Americans compared with whites. In addition, there are data implying that cancer treatment outcomes for minorities are unfavorable compared with whites. Whether this is due to poor access to health care or a biologic property of malignancies occurring in specific populations remains to be determined. Because of these unknown factors, targeting minorities for clinical trials may contribute toward the reduction of the...
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