The latest episode of CancerNetwork®’s podcast examines an initiative to diversify patient populations in oncology clinical trials and increase accessibility to these opportunities.
CancerNetwork® spoke with Quita Highsmith, vice president and Chief Diversity Officer for Genentech, and Monica Baskin, PhD, a professor of preventive medicine and associate director for Community Outreach and Engagement for the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham, Alabama. The conversation focused on the Advancing Inclusive Research Site Alliance, which is a coalition of clinical research sites partnering with Genentech to advance representation of diverse patient populations in oncology clinical trials.
Results from clinical trials without diverse patient cohorts are rarely generalizable to the entire population, and this initiative works to educate and inform clinicians and investigators to ultimately make clinical trials more accessible and eliminate these disparities.
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