Presented by Bristol Myers Squibb
Perspectives on Clinical Trial Diversity
Clinical trials provide a critical base of evidence for evaluating the safety and efficacy of a medicine before it is approved for use in the broad patient population. But for decades, clinical trials have remained insufficiently diverse, with both participants and investigators more likely to be white – resulting in a gap in scientific knowledge about how treatments will work for patients of color. This session will explore race-based disparities in healthcare, the barriers diverse patients face to participation in clinical trials and what implications this has on patient outcomes. Speakers from across the biomedical research community will discuss how industry-wide collaboration can address these challenges and help ensure patients of all races and backgrounds receive high quality care.
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