Lower-income Patients are less likely to participate in clinical trials

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Published: 3 Jun 2012
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Dr Joseph Unger - SWOG Statistical Center, Seattle, USA

At a press conference during the ASCO 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago, June 1st - June 4th, Dr Joseph Unger presented data from a national survey of cancer patients showing that income strongly predicts the likelihood a patient will participate in a clinical trial, which raises concern that lower-income patients don’t have equal access to clinical trials. 


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