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Increasing Participation In Research – Breast Cancer

Participation in clinical trials remains low among the general population (1-3 percent take part in clinical trials), with African Americans the lowest of all groups (only 0.5-1.5 percent participate). It is important that African Americans participate in clinical trials so that researchers can find out which treatments work best for African Americans.

This video was created as part of the INcreaSing Participation In Research- Breast Cancer (INSPIRE-BrC) study. The goal of the study was to investigate if a 15-minute video about clinical trials and attitudes will affect your decision to participate in a clinical treatment trial for breast cancer and to learn if attitudes toward clinical trials have been affected by the video. In addition, the study was identifying barriers for African Americans to enroll in treatment trials.

Research brings hope. Learn more about research at: https://www.medstarhealth.org/mhri/clinical-trials/