Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America–Disparities in Clinical Trial Participation: Multilevel Opportunities for Improvement

Elsevier, Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, Volume 31, January 2022
Stewart B.A., Stewart J.H.

Current data demonstrate ongoing inequities in surgical oncology clinical trials and understanding these disparities is vital to creating a more just and equitable health care system. The underlying causes of the inequities in participatory patterns in surgical oncology clinical trials are complex and require analysis at the levels of the patient, the provider, and the health care system. Holistic approaches to addressing disparities in clinical trial participation include creating a more robust pipeline of minority surgeon-scientists, engaging in partnerships with community advocates, and promoting public policy that addresses barriers to the recruitment and retention of minority patients in clinical trials.