Mayo Clinic Cancer Center gives inaugural Inclusion of Minorities in Clinical Trials awards

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced awardees of its inaugural Inclusion of Minorities in Clinical Trials award to enhance recruitment into interventional clinical trials that address a cancer health disparity impacting black/African American, Native American or Hispanic populations.

Award recipients and their projects

Matthew Goetz, M.D. (HEMO '03), Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Donald Northfelt, M.D. (HEMO '02), Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Niloy Jewel Samadder, M.D. (GIAE ’11)
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate professor of medicine 
Mayo Clinic in Arizona
“A Trial of Proactive Genetic Testing in Under-represented Populations with Cancer”
Will evaluate the integration of cancer genetic testing into a cancer clinical practice aimed at patients of various ethnic populations in Arizona — including but not limited to Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaskan, African American, and Asian. If successful this project will provide an opportunity for cancer risk stratification and individualized screening in these ethnic populations. 


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