NPR explores the need for improving diversity in clinical trials

Scope: March 11, 2013

In case you missed it yesterday, NPR had a segment discussing the importance of having more diversity among participants of clinical trials:

…[A]ccording to the National Cancer Institute, African-Americans only accounted for 9.2 percent of the patients involved in its clinical trials, even though African-Americans are more likely than any other racial group to die of the disease.

But bringing more African-Americans into clinical trials means overcoming decades of suspicion and distrust. Read more