Asian Americans and cancer clinical trials : A mixed-methods approach to understanding awareness and experience (pages 3015–3024)
Debora A. Paterniti, Moon S. Chen Jr., Christine Chiechi, Laurel A. Beckett, Nora Horan, Corinne Turrell, Ligaya Smith, Claudia Morain, Lisa Montell, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Sharon Davis and Primo N. Lara Jr.
Article first published online: 24 OCT 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21522
The authors undertook a mixed-methods approach to understanding levels of awareness and experiences with cancer clinical trials among Asian Americans. According to a brief survey that was administered to new cancer patients, Asian respondents were less likely than others to have been involved in or to know someone in a trial and reported less willingness than other respondents to consider trial participation. Participant observation indicated that Asian Americans willing to participate in a clinical trial were, on average, younger than most trial participants and presented with advanced disease.