NCI Committed to Increasing Minority Participation in Clinical Trials

July 1, 1995

BETHESDA, Md--Acting NCI Director Edward Sondik announced that the institute is committed to increasing participation of minorities in clinical trials. However, cancer researchers have had only limited success in this effort, he said.

BETHESDA, Md--Acting NCI Director Edward Sondik announced thatthe institute is committed to increasing participation of minoritiesin clinical trials. However, cancer researchers have had onlylimited success in this effort, he said.

Dr. Sondik's remarks were made at a meeting of a new coalition,the Intercultural Cancer Council, sponsored by Baylor Collegeof Medicine, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, M.D.Anderson Cancer Center, Howard University Hospital, the AmericanCancer Society, and Kellogg Company.