Barriers to recruiting underrepresented populations to cancer clinical trials: A systematic review (pages 228–242)
Jean G. Ford, Mollie W. Howerton, Gabriel Y. Lai, Tiffany L. Gary, Shari Bolen, M. Chris Gibbons, Jon Tilburt, Charles Baffi, Teerath Peter Tanpitukpongse, Renee F. Wilson, Neil R. Powe and Eric B. Bass
Article first published online: 15 NOV 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.23157
Racial and ethnic minorities, older adults, rural residents, and individuals of low socioeconomic status are underrepresented among participants in cancer-related trials. In this systematic review of the literature, the results revealed numerous reported barriers to participation in cancer-related trials. However, few studies reported statistically significant associations between specific barriers and recruitment.