Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Simple Measures Can Encourage African Americans to Join Clinical Trials

African Americans participate in clinical trials far less frequently than do non-Hispanic whites. Read more.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Scientists ID New Biomarker for Prostate Cancer

See what the University of Michigan researchers say about the new biomarker for Prostate Cancer.

NIH Study Stopped Early Due to Safety Concerns

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has stopped a clinical trial testing a drug treatment for pulmonary hypertension in adults with sickle cell disease nearly one year early due to safety concerns. See full article here.

Scientists Present First Genetic Evidence for Why Placebos Work

Placebos are a sham.... Read more from the Newsletter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Doctors Unaware of Many Drug Approval Uses

See what researchers say about physicians who erroneously think certain off-label uses of prescription drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Reform Efforts Include Work on Health Disparities

As health reform legislation takes shape, federal officials and legislators are taking steps to make sure that existing health system disparities are addessed. Read more.

Study: Hispanics Get Lower-quality Medical Care

With this new study there is more discouraging news from the health disparity front. Read more.

Researchers Fight For Ethnic Diversity in Trials

Find out how researchers are fighting for ethnic diversity in clinicals trials.

Study: Racial Gap in Prostate Cancer Falls

A new study has concluded that the gap in prostate cancer between African-American men and white men has fallen. Learn more about this study.