Monthly Archives: April 2017

Dr. Horowitz interviewed by Genome Web About Patient Diversity in Cancer Research

On April 17, 2017, COEC Co-Director Dr. Carol Horowitz was interviewed by Genome Web about patient diversity in cancer research following her attendance at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, DC. In the “Patient Diversity in Cancer Research Essential to Addressing Health Disparities, Scientists Say” article, Dr. Horowitz emphasizes the importance of addressing the lack of diversity in many large genomic datasets. Dr. Horowitz suggests that one way to ameliorate the problem is for researchers to come out of their silos. Researchers must recognize the problems faced by their target patient populations, and must work with as many stakeholders as possible to not only recruit a diverse set of people into studies, but to also clearly communicate how these studies could possibly help the participants themselves, or help their communities. To read the full article from Genome Web click here.