Recruitment and retention results for a population-based cervical cancer biobehavioral clinical trial

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Osann K., Wenzel L., DOĞAN A. , Hsieh S., Chase D. M. , Sappington S., ...More

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY, vol.121, no.3, pp.558-564, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 121 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2011.02.007
  • Title of Journal : GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.558-564


Objective. Minority and low-income cancer patients are underrepresented in clinical trials, contributing to diminished access to state-of-the-art care and disparities in cancer outcomes including survivorship issues. In cervical cancer, there is a disproportionate disease burden among minority and underserved women and persistent quality of life disruption. We encountered significant challenges in both recruitment and retention in a randomized biobehavioral clinical trial for cervical cancer survivors, identified through California Cancer Registries, leading to this investigation.