March 22, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 12

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SACI works to increase minority representation in cancer studies

The San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI), a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that represents the combined cancer research programs of the Health Science Center and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, is partnering with the San Antonio Clinical Trials Task Force to form a new working group dedicated to helping increase representation of Latinos and other minority populations in area cancer research studies. The group will develop plans to enhance minority accrual, monitor current clinical trial recruitment rates and will design strategies to ensure that underrepresented populations in the SACI South Texas service area have access to clinical studies.

The San Antonio Clinical Trials Task Force, formed in February 2000, is a coalition of San Antonio organizations that partners cancer survivors, health professionals and cancer researchers to heighten awareness of clinical trials through education.

For more information about clinical trials, visit the SACI Web site at www.saci.org/clinicaltrials/index.htm and the San Antonio Clinical Trials Task Force at www.aboutclinicaltrials.org, or call ext. 7-0076 or (210) 616-5798.


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