Bridging the ‘vast divide’: Mistrust, bias fuel racial disparities in lupus research

The body of data demonstrating that lupus significantly and disproportionately impacts Black, Hispanic and Asian patients is robust. It should therefore follow that these populations are appropriately represented in clinical trials for the disease.
Unfortunately, the data showing just the opposite are similarly robust.
“This is a problem that has existed for quite some time,” Allen P. Anandarajah, MBBS, MS, of the University of Rochester Medical Center, told Healio Rheumatology.
The data support Anandarajah’s point. A 2018 systematic review published in Arthritis Care &

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