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Meet Veronica. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 49. Latinx women like her represent only 2.2% of cancer clinical trials, yet are more likely than non-Hispanic white women to be diagnosed with larger tumors that are hormone receptor-negative.

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Fear is also a major barrier that prevents women of color from joining a breast cancer #clinicaltrial. Some fear being ‘guinea pigs’ in a study.

With no proper knowledge of how trials are conducted today, these women are unlikely to consider one. #BCAM

https://sommerconsulting.com/index.php/2021/10/19/fear-and-misunderstandings-holding-back-women-of-color-from-participating-in-clinical-trials-study-finds/

Meet Keneene, a Black woman diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 40.

Black women represent only 6.2% of cancer #clinicaltrials, & they're 40% more likely to die of the disease than white women. Help us support women of color getting the representation they need. #BCAM

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