Trials

COVID Clinical Trials Lack Diversity

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Although minorities are paying a disproportionate price in the rate of COVID-19 illnesses and deaths, they are underrepresented in clinical trials, a new study finds. The researchers…

Russia OKs COVID Vaccine Before Trials Completed

Aug. 11, 2020 — Before completing clinical trials to ensure the vaccine is safe and effective, the Russian government has gone ahead and approved a vaccine against the new coronavirus, the New York Times reported Tuesday. According to Russian President…

Will COVID Vaccine Trials Reflect U.S. Diversity?

Those trial networks were chosen in large part because they have rich relationships in Black, Latino and other minority communities, said Stephaun Wallace, director of external relations for CoVPN. The hope is to leverage existing connections based on trust and…

Volunteers for COVID Vaccine Trials

Stella Sexton, 41, property manager, Lancaster County, PA. Jim Kublin, MD, executive director, operations program of CoVPN, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle. Zoe Evans, 49, high school principal, Bowdon, GA. Shelly Groves, 56, pet sitter, Atlanta. Stacey Lapp, 51,…

Black People Underrepresented in Cancer Trials

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — U.S. government-funded clinical trials for new cancer treatments have more Black participants than those run by drug companies, but Black patients are still underrepresented in cancer studies, researchers…