611 W. Union Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-0800

LaFrontera
member support line
1-520-279-5737
M-F 5pm-8pm
24/7 weekends/holidays

AzCH Nurse Assist Line
1-866-495-6735

NAZCARE Warm Line
1-888-404-5530



SEABHS
611 W. Union Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-0800

AzCH Nurse Assist Line
1-866-495-6735

NAZCARE Warm Line
1-888-404-5530


powered by centersite dot net
Cancer
Resources
Basic InformationLatest News
Many Black Men Missed Out on Prostate Cancer Care During PandemicMixed Progress Against Cancers in Teens, Young AdultsBogus Info on Cancer Common Online, and It Can HarmScreening Often Misses Endometrial Cancer in Black WomenLong Distance to Care Can Mean Worse Outcomes for Young Cancer PatientsAlcohol Tied to 740,000 Cancer Cases Worldwide in 2020Cancer Survivors Fared Better Financially After ObamacarePandemic Delays in Screening Mean More Breast Cancer Deaths Ahead: StudyObese Men May Have Better Survival With Advanced Prostate CancerMost Cancer Screenings Make Big Rebound After Pandemic DeclineAdding MRI to Screening Can Cut Prostate Cancer Overdiagnosis in HalfU.S. Deaths From Cancer Continue to DeclineAlmost All Cancer Patients Respond Well to COVID-19 VaccinesCould Too Many Antibiotics Raise Your Odds for Colon Cancer?Too Little Sunlight, Vitamin D May Raise Colon Cancer RiskShining a Light on SunscreensGap in Breast Cancer Survival for Black, White Patients Shrinks, But Not by EnoughCost a Barrier to Cervical Cancer Screening for Many U.S. WomenMost Americans Don't Follow Diets That Could Prevent CancerAHA News: Women With Heart Failure From Breast Cancer Treatment May Fare Better Than Previously ThoughtWomen's Cancer Screenings Plummeted During PandemicYoung Cancer Survivors Vulnerable to COVID, But Often Shun VaccineSome Myeloma Patients Get No Protection From COVID-19 VaccinesBlack Men Less Likely to Get Best Prostate Cancer TreatmentsCould Home Test for Colon Cancer Mean a Big Medical Bill to Come?Heart Failure Patients May Be at Higher Cancer RiskCould a DNA Blood Test Spot a Range of Hidden Cancers?For People With Heart Failure, Statins May Lower Cancer Risk TooMany 'High-Risk' Americans Unconcerned About Skin Cancer: PollSurvivors' Plasma Helps Blood Cancer Patients Battle COVID-19Race Doesn't Affect Risk for Genes That Raise Breast Cancer RiskHealthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer OutcomesStudy Pinpoints Cancer Patients at Highest Risk From COVIDCan You Keep Your Bladder After Bladder Cancer Strikes?Breast Cancer's Spread Is More Likely in Black Women, Study FindsNewly Approved Drug Fights Lung Cancer Tied to Certain GenesDrug Lynparza Could Help Fight Some Early-Stage Breast CancersTargeted Radiotherapy Might Help Men Battling Advanced Prostate CancerOut-of-Pocket Costs Delay Cancer Follow-Up Care, Even for the InsuredDon't Delay Lung Cancer Surgery, Study SuggestsModerate Use of Hair Relaxers Won't Raise Black Women's Cancer Risk: StudyFaulty Gene Could Raise Vulnerability to Asbestos-Linked CancerColonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver for MostBreast Cancer Treatments Don't Raise COVID RisksImmunotherapy Drug Can Beat Back Early-Stage Lung CancerKey Factors That Raise Your Odds for Early-Onset Colon CancerHPV Vaccination Is Lowering U.S. Cervical Cancer RatesAs Medicaid Access Expands, So Does Cancer SurvivalMS May Not Affect Breast Cancer PrognosisGet First Colonoscopy at 45, not 50: U.S. Expert Panel
LinksBook ReviewsSelf-Help Groups
Related Topics

Medical Disorders
Pain Management

Who's Most Likely to Join a Clinical Trial?

HealthDay News
by Robert Preidt
Updated: May 4th 2021

new article illustration

TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients most likely to sign up for clinical trials during their treatment include people of color, those with higher incomes and those who are younger, a new study finds.

"This study informs our understanding of who is participating in cancer clinical trials," said study author Dr. Lincoln Sheets, an assistant research professor at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, in Columbia.

In clinical trials, people help test new drugs or medical devices or new uses for approved drugs.

For this study, Sheets and his team analyzed data from an annual telephone survey that gathers health information from U.S. adults.

Of the more than 20,000 respondents who were asked if they took part in a clinical trial as part of their cancer treatment, 6.5% said yes. That included 11% of Hispanic respondents, just over 8% of Black respondents and 6% of white respondents.

The researchers also found that survey participants who were young and those whose household income topped the national median of $50,000 a year were more likely to enroll. (Median means half earned more, half less.)

"We found people of color were more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than white cancer patients when controlling for other demographic factors," Sheets said in a university news release. "It could be that in previous studies, the effects of income, sex or age were muddling the true picture."

The findings help confirm that disparities exist in cancer clinical trials, indicating deficiencies as the system stands, Sheets said.

"We must lessen financial barriers to participation, improve logistical accessibility of cancer clinical trials and loosen restrictions on the enrollment of patients with comorbidities," he suggested.

Sheets said that improving access to transportation, child care and health insurance would remove some of the barriers to participating.

The findings were recently published in the journal Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more on cancer clinical trials.

SOURCE: University of Missouri School of Medicine, news release, April 28, 2021