University of Alabama at Birmingham Part of Collaborative in South to Improve Black Participation in Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

University of Alabama at Birmingham Part of Collaborative in South to Improve Black Participation in Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

Black males, as it turns out, get diagnosed with lung cancer about 30% more frequently than white males. Both Black males and females die from lung cancer at higher rates than any other racial or ethnic group in America. Now in the age of precision cancer therapy treatments, ever more powerfully targeted treatments become available in clinical trials. Yet participation in clinical trials by all cancer patients in the U.S. and beyond is generally low—at about a rate of 8%—that rate is even lower among racial and minority groups. For example, African Americans, again most at risk for certain forms of cancer, only make up about 6% of participants in clinical trials. Now in the American South, a new collaboration seeks to do something about this situation. The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is partnering with the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, along with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Augusts University in a study to determine how to improve participation from Black communities in lung cancer clinical trials. Called “Trial Determinants of Success” or the “STRIDES” project, this study is supported with funds by $350,000 in grant...

Note:  If you need assistance with your subscription or would like to discuss a corporate subscription for more than 10 employees please contact us or use the chat (bottom right).

Personal
$5 / Month
Individuals at home that are reading our content for personal health care or other non-professional reasons.
Like a Starbucks a month
Personal - Single Payment
$50 for 1 Year
Individuals - reading for personal reasons who prefer to pay for one year in advance with no recurring billing.
18% discount to monthly
Professional
$12 / Month
Professionals from the healthcare industry who are subscribing on behalf of their company for work reasons.
Way better than coffee