Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Clinical Trials

Elsevier, Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, Volume 32, Issue 1, 2023, Pages 221-232
Keegan G., Crown A., Joseph K.-A.

Minority groups are vastly underrepresented in clinical trial participants and leadership. Because these studies provide innovative and revolutionary treatment options to patients with cancer and have the potential to extend survival, it is imperative that public and private stakeholders, as well as hospital and clinical trial leadership, prioritize equity and inclusion of diverse populations in clinical trial development and recruitment strategies. Achieving equity in clinical trials could be an important step in reducing the overall cancer burden and mortality disparities in vulnerable populations.