Disparities in Breast Cancer

Psychosocial Factors Impact Black Women Enrolling in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
Factors such as a systemic mistrust of the health care system may prevent Black women from enrolling in clinical trials for breast cancer, according to a study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology. “Black women with breast cancer often present with more aggressive disease when compared [with] other races, contributing to an increased risk of cancer mortality. Despite this inequity, Black women remain severely underrepresented in breast cancer clinical trials,” the researchers wrote. ...
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February 28, 2024