Under-representation of teenagers and young adults in clinical trials for cancer is acknowledged internationally and might account for the lower survival gains noted for this group. Little research has focused on strategies to increase participation of teenagers and young adults in clinical trials. We applied a conceptual framework for barriers to recruitment of under-represented populations to data for cancer clinical trials in teenagers and young adults.

Authors: L.A. Fern, J.A. Lewandowski, K.M. Coxon, J.Whelan; National Cancer Research Institute Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Studies Group, UK.

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