Increasing minority accrual onto clinical trials.
Community-based oncology practices used a combination of strategies to increase minority accrual.
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Representatives from four community-based oncology practices provide examples of approaches they used to increase minority accrual onto clinical trials conducted by their practices.
- The oncology practices featured in the article received 2008 Clinical Trials Participation Awards from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Foundation.
- Successful approaches included involvement of bilingual and minority physicians and research staff; inclusion of clinical trial messages in education events focused on prevention and screening; inclusion of minority patients on advisory boards; involvement of minority representatives from the community in development of educational materials/programs; participation in cable television and radio interviews addressing minority communities; staff involvement in state and cooperative group committees that focus on minority accrual; outreach to referring physicians and hospitals; and partnerships with organizations in minority communities.