Testing Targeted Approaches to Enhance Cancer Genetics Network Minority Recruitment within Asian PopulationsWenzel L. · Bowen D. · Habbal R. · Leighton N. · Vu T. · Anton-Culver H.
aCenter for Health Policy Research, bEpidemiology Division, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Calif., cFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash., and dSocial and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Mass., USA
Background/Aims: Asian Americans have been underrepresented in cancer research. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a multiple arm recruitment approach in improving Asian recruitment into the Cancer Genetics Network (CGN). Methods: 1,096 potential participants, identified through cancer registries located at University of California, Irvine (UCI) and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), were randomly assigned to receive one of four recruitment approaches. Results: A 6.2% gain in Asian participation into the CGN was achieved over a 2-year period at FHCRC and UCI, which contributed a 2% CGN-wide increase in overall Asian enrollment. Site-specific differences in recruitment success by study arm were observed. Conclusion: Novel recruitment approaches can assist in improving recruitment of Asian populations into cancer genetic research studies.
Lari B. Wenzel, PhD
University of California, Irvine
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Published online: April 14, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 7
Number of Figures : 3, Number of Tables : 3, Number of References : 18
Vol. 11, No. 4, Year 2008 (Cover Date: April 2008)
Journal Editor: ten Kate L.P. (Amsterdam)
ISSN: 1422–2795 (Print), eISSN: 1422–2833 (Online)
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