Creating Equitable and Inclusive Clinical Trials for Multiple Myeloma

Monique Hartley-Brown, Craig E. Cole, Pamela Price, Michael Andreini, George Mulligan, Anne Quinn Young, Hearn Jay Cho

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Abstract

Black and Latino/Hispanic populations are disproportionately impacted by multiple myeloma (MM) in the United States and are underrepresented in many clinical trials. The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation sponsored a 1-day workshop of 46 experts spanning the ecosystem of MM research and care, including government, academia, nonprofits, pharma/biotech, community partners, and retail pharmacy. Specific, tangible steps to overcome the well-documented barriers to improving the diversity and inclusivity of clinical trials were discussed, including broadening inclusion/exclusion criteria, reducing the financial and other burdens of trial participants, selecting diverse study sites, including implicit bias training, and taking steps to empower patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-39
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2024

Keywords

  • Clinical trial
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Inclusivity
  • Multiple myeloma

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