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We’re going to have to figure out what our American approach is to this and how we’re going to take more aggressive mitigation steps. We’re losing a pretty narrow window to step in.—Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, addressing the country’s response to the mounting COVID-19 epidemic during his keynote speech at the Miami Breast Cancer Conference (March 7)
Examples of the stereotypes we observed included perceptions that African Americans were less knowledgeable about cancer research studies, less likely to participate due to altruism, or simply less likely to complete all facets of the research study. These and other examples of bias based on stereotypes of potential minority participants raise concerns that non-whites may be offered fewer opportunities to participate in cancer research studies.—University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Soumya Niranjan in a press release announcing a Cancer paper she coauthored reporting the results of interviews with cancer center leaders, principal investigators of clinical trials, referring clinicians, and others, to determine if biases can explain the underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials (March 9)
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