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Women and Clinical Trials -- Would You Participate?

By May 27, 2008 - 10:03am
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An article last week says that women are underrepresented when it comes to clinical trials.

“The situation has left doctors with a lack of study participants and may be leaving women with the short end of the stick when it comes to developing gender-based treatments, like one for lung cancer that is targeted to women because it interacts with estrogen in the tumor.”

Have you ever participated in a clinical trial? If not, what prevents you from being a participant?

If you would like to learn more about clinical trials, visit


EmergingMed, is a for-profit company, allowing patients to register and contacts them for suitable trials.

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation is a non-profit organization that also runs a clinical trial search.

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