Oncology leaders use real-world evidence to help curb a lack of diversity in clinical trials

  • One issue that leads to disparities between trial populations and the general population is the use of stringent eligibility criteria in clinical trials. Real-world patients may have comorbidities and other traits that can lead to their exclusion from cancer trials that are designed for maximum clarity of data
  • The FDA’s 2018 Drug Trials Snapshots showed that of the more than 5000 patients that year who participated in oncology trials that led to approvals, just 4% were Black and 4% were Hispanic, despite the fact that 13.4% of the US population was Black and 18.1% was Hispanic
  • Women were also under-represented: They made up 38% of the trial population but 51% of the US population. At the same time, Asian patients were overrepresented, making up 15% of the trial population but just 5.8% of the US population


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