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Study Finds Minorities Underrepresented In Cancer Research

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Ethnic minorities and the elderly are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials. 83 percent of cancer trial enrollees are white (clinicaltrials.gov) African-American and Hispanic representation has actually declined since 2002. Researchers blame cultural biases and increasing healthcare costs as being major factors in the lack of representation.

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