Racial, Ethnic Disparities Among Participants in Precision Oncology Clinical Studies

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: An analysis of 93 precision oncology studies for breast, lung, prostate and colorectal cancers found that racial and ethnic minority populations are vastly underrepresented relative to their cancer incidence in the U.S. population.

Authors: Sophia C. Kamran, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.33205)

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