Why is diversity in clinical trials important?
Clinical trials rely on volunteers to take part, and it’s vital that these people come from diverse backgrounds. By including people from diverse backgrounds, clinical trials can show if the treatments are safe and work well for people from all different communities.
Different people may have different reactions to the same treatment, based on their age, gender, weight, race, ethnicity, and other factors.
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Diverse representation is key to safely bring new treatments to all.
Because individuals may experience the same disease differently, it’s essential that clinical trials include a wide variety of people based on characteristics like race, ethnicity, age, and sex. As researchers, it is important that we are committed to enrolling diverse people in our clinical trials including people of color, women, children, varying ages, with different socio-economic backgrounds and different ethnicities.
Historically, clinical trials did not properly recruit for studies by ensuring participants best represented the particular disease, condition, or behavior that was being studied. To correct this many clinical research organizations, including ProSciento, are working to put in place new standards that would guarantee equal representation for all different populations.
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