Survival rates in pediatric oncology have improved dramatically, in part due to high patient participation in clinical trials. Although racial/ethnic inequalities in clinical trial participation have been reported in adults, pediatric data and studies comparing participation rates by socio-demographic characteristics are scarce. The goal of this study was to assess differences in research protocol participation for childhood cancer by age, sex, race/ethnicity, parental language, cancer type, and insurance status.

Authors: P. Aristizabal, J. Singer, R. Cooper, K.J. Wells, J. Nodora, M. Milburn, S. Gahagan, D.E. Schiff, M.E. Martinez

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