Health and Wellness : Cancer Drugs probably Weren’t Tested on People of Color

Clyde C Coger Jr

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Cancer Drugs probably Weren’t Tested on People of Color
Medical research doesn’t reflect America’s diversity, and it’s created a health and economic disaster


HDP Health
Improving Patient Access To Medical Research https://www.hdphealth.com

40percent of Americans are people of color, but they comprise less than five percent of participants in medical research; this is one of the reasons they are dying of many diseases at higher rates than white Americans. This is also why many drugs, treatment methods, and other research developments are less effective on people of color, it has led to higher mortality rates, a lower quality of life, and higher healthcare costs ...


A lack of non-white doctors is one of the factors contributing to low minority participation in clinical trials. Photograph courtesy of HDP Health.

https://brightthemag.com/health-medical-research-pharmaceutical-minorities-eugenics-5c5284a8cd7f


 
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Clyde C Coger Jr

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In Cancer Trials, Minorities
Face Extra Hurdles

As immunotherapy research takes off, the patients getting
the treatment have been overwhelmingly white

Researchers know this and say they are trying to correct it


By DENISE GRADY

... Mr. Jones is one of many patients who have benefited from lifesaving advances in immunotherapy. But he’s an outlier: He is African-American.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/health/cancer-trials-immunotherapy.html


Mr. Jones, at right, takes a photo of the guitarist Nick Colionne at a fund raiser for the Jazz Legacy Foundation in Hampton, Va. Mr. Jones has been able to pursue a new career photographing jazz musicians.CreditAl Drago/The New York Times


 

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