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Researcher Investigates Disparities in Doctor-Patient Information Exchange During Clinical Trial Offers
Date:11/29/2007

th the amount of information patients receive and their ability to make informed treatment decisions," said Dr. Eggly. "There are so many subtleties when looking at health disparities. We know health disparities exist, and researchers in our program believe some of the risk could come from clinical communication. If we can identify the various subtleties in communication that contribute to these disparities, we can help level the playing field in terms of cancer care."

Based in midtown Detroit, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is committed to a future free of cancer. The Institute is one of 39 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Caring for more than 6,000 new patients annually on a budget of $216 million, conducting more than 700 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, the Karmanos Cancer Institute is among the nation's best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 faculty members, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, the Institute strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D. is the Institute's president and CEO.


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