Madalyn Neff

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[Blog Post] Increasing Awareness of Breast Cancer And Breast Cancer Disparities

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when individuals and organizations around the globe call attention to the most common cancer in women worldwide (excluding skin cancers in the U.S.).

Approximately 1 in 8 American women, or 13%, will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Approximately 1 in 39, or 3%, will die from […]

2019-10-07T15:04:25-04:00October 7, 2019|General|

[Blog Post] How Race Affects Prostate Cancer Risk

One in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes. For African Americans, the risk is higher: one in six. In addition, African American men:

  • Are more than twice as likely to die from prostate cancer as white men.
  • Get prostate cancer at a younger age.
  • Tend to be diagnosed when their cancer is […]
2019-09-23T19:13:44-04:00September 23, 2019|General|

Clinical Research Pathways Submits Comments on FDA Draft Guidance on Diversity in Clinical Trials

Marjorie A. Speers, Ph.D., executive director of Clinical Research Pathways, recently submitted comments on FDA draft guidance on enhancing the diversity of clinical trial populations. The comments reflect Clinical Research Pathways’ commitment to enrolling more minority patients in clinical research. If the demographic mix of clinical trial participants mirrors that of […]

2019-09-09T19:29:49-04:00September 9, 2019|News|

[Blog Post] Shining a Spotlight on Disparities in Treating Mental Illness

One in five U.S. adults has a mental illness. Often, the likelihood that they will receive treatment—as well as the quality of that treatment—will depend in part on their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

In fact, according to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, members of racial and ethnic minority populations are:

  • Less […]
2019-08-04T21:20:04-04:00July 22, 2019|General|

[Blog Post] To Improve Minority Health, Focus on Minority Physician Researchers

A blog post by Clinical Research Pathways Executive Director Marjorie A. Speers, Ph.D.

When a physician is a clinical investigator, patients stand to benefit—even if they never participate in a clinical trial.

Simply put, physician researchers are “in the loop.” They’re familiar with the latest literature and tend to have greater access to new knowledge about […]

2019-07-08T21:32:12-04:00July 8, 2019|General|
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