Conversations in Medicine
4:12 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

In Clinical Trials, Minorities More Likely to Feel Like Guinea Pigs

Dr. Charles Wood, now a radiation oncologist at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, thought he was communicating well with all his patients while in training in Philadelphia a decade ago. But he found that twice as many non-white than white patients there believed they'd been treated in a clinical trial unknowingly.