PBS NewsHour

Why diversity in clinical trials is matter of life or death

Clip: 10/30/2019 | 9m 10s Video has closed captioning.

U.S. racial and ethnic diversity is ever increasing, but the medical representation of minority groups is not. A recent review of government-funded cancer research studies found that participants were disproportionately white, and fewer than 2 percent of these clinical trials focused on minorities specifically. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on the problem and efforts to correct it.

Aired: 10/30/19

Rating: NR

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