Why Are So Few Black People Included in Cancer Drug Trials?

Why Are So Few Black People Included in Cancer Drug Trials?

Experts say that study researchers can take several steps to boost black enrollment participation in clinical trials by building trust levels in that community. Spurred by lower costs, faster approval times, and less red tape, researchers have been moving a significant number of drug clinical trials overseas in recent years. Researchers found that clinical trials conducted largely outside the United States were much less likely to enroll Black participants. Low participation rates of Black participants in clinical trials has long been an issue for researchers. A ProPublica report found that in 24 of 31 FDA cancer drug trials only about 5 percent of the participants were Black.

About Us

At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.

Subscribe to our newsletter!