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Analysis of racial/ethnic representation in select basic and applied cancer research studies

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dc.contributor.author Guerrero Jijon, Santiago Xavier
dc.contributor.author López-Cortés, Andrés
dc.contributor.author Indacochea Cusirramos, Alberto
dc.contributor.author García-Cárdenas, Jennyfer M.
dc.contributor.author Zambrano, Ana Karina
dc.contributor.author Cabrera-Andrade, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Guevara-Ramírez, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Abigail González, Diana
dc.contributor.author Leone, Paola E.
dc.contributor.author Paz-y-Miño, César
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-09T09:23:07Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-09T09:23:07Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Guerrero S, López-Cortés A, Indacochea A, García-Cárdenas JM, Zambrano AK, Cabrera-Andrade A, Guevara-Ramírez P, González DA, Leone PE, Paz-Y-Miño C. Analysis of racial/ethnic representation in select basic and applied cancer research studies. Sci Rep. 2018; 8(1):13978. DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-32264-x
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/43119
dc.description.abstract Over the past decades, consistent studies have shown that race/ethnicity have a great impact on cancer incidence, survival, drug response, molecular pathways and epigenetics. Despite the influence of race/ethnicity in cancer outcomes and its impact in health care quality, a comprehensive understanding of racial/ethnic inclusion in oncological research has never been addressed. We therefore explored the racial/ethnic composition of samples/individuals included in fundamental (patient-derived oncological models, biobanks and genomics) and applied cancer research studies (clinical trials). Regarding patient-derived oncological models (n = 794), 48.3% have no records on their donor's race/ethnicity, the rest were isolated from White (37.5%), Asian (10%), African American (3.8%) and Hispanic (0.4%) donors. Biobanks (n = 8,293) hold specimens from unknown (24.56%), White (59.03%), African American (11.05%), Asian (4.12%) and other individuals (1.24%). Genomic projects (n = 6,765,447) include samples from unknown (0.6%), White (91.1%), Asian (5.6%), African American (1.7%), Hispanic (0.5%) and other populations (0.5%). Concerning clinical trials (n = 89,212), no racial/ethnic registries were found in 66.95% of participants, and records were mainly obtained from Whites (25.94%), Asians (4.97%), African Americans (1.08%), Hispanics (0.16%) and other minorities (0.9%). Thus, two tendencies were observed across oncological studies: lack of racial/ethnic information and overrepresentation of Caucasian/White samples/individuals. These results clearly indicate a need to diversify oncological studies to other populations along with novel strategies to enhanced race/ethnicity data recording and reporting.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Nature Research
dc.relation.ispartof Sci Rep. 2018; 8(1):13978
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dc.title Analysis of racial/ethnic representation in select basic and applied cancer research studies
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-32264-x
dc.subject.keyword Cancer epidemiology
dc.subject.keyword Cancer prevention
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