Women are historically overlooked in the clinical trials of drug therapies to treat cancer that might improve outcomes. Thats the takeaway of an AMA-authored commentary published in JAMA on Aug. 10 and moderated by Tamara Jackson M. D. vice president of clinical for the AAAL-Sciaco mission on cancer care and research and the San Francisco VA Health Care System. The article underscores the need for pursuit of gender equity and gender empowerment in the way trials are implemented analyzed and applied the authors say. Currently we often think that women are less likely than men to participate in clinical trials because of lack of experience or lack of resources but our research actually suggests that gender may play a role in using primary care for selecting trial participants wrote Dr. Jackson from Duke University in Durham North Carolina.
Dr. Jackson identified the work as a commentary in which she along with colleagues Dr. Jeff Glaab M. D. and Ms. Karen Day Ph. D. presented 6 critical views on how clinical trials are conducted and analyzed.
Flipkart Amazons recommendation the bestseller noted that agreements signed in the last quarter of last year between the U. S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health Parties create an ongoing partnership on cancer research and its health outcome: Current regulatory process for evaluating and evaluating trial drugs includes the regular analysis of data from trials itself and the pipeline of findings. We also have an ongoing relationship with several of our drug partners. Unfortunately our partner pipelines also indicate that we and our partner teams are not meeting our needs very often.
The commentary continued: Most published studies discuss women and men in roles other than the patients. When you weed out the disparities in power engineering and other factors that might limit how well a trial participant may do in demonstrating at the end of the trial whether or not they are cured what outcomes might be the most meaningful what ramifications could we could take away? Instead we seem to overlook women in key decision making roles that arent immediately obvious. Or that arent influential with the disease they are treating.