Clinical trials offer people with serious and life-threatening diseases a chance to receive investigational medicines that have the potential to improve outcomes. At Genentech, we are deeply committed to addressing barriers to clinical trial participation and advancing inclusive research.
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The genetic data available today does not reflect the majority of our diverse global population. In order for us to deepen our understanding of disease and develop more personalized treatments, we must have more complete information and study a broader population, including underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities.
Clinical and genetic data enriched by including more representative patient populations will enable us to evolve the promise of personalized healthcare to achieve more accurate diagnoses, improve access to therapies, and optimize treatment outcomes for all patients.
Genentech is committed to advancing the following priorities:
Clinical trials offer people with serious and life-threatening diseases a chance to receive investigational medicines that have the potential to improve outcomes. At Roche and Genentech, we are deeply committed to addressing barriers to clinical trial participation and advancing inclusive research.
Approximately half of the U.S. population is projected to be non-Caucasian by 2045. We believe more needs to be done to ensure clinical trial participants are more representative of the broader patient population. Today, fewer than 10 percent of U.S. patients participate in clinical trials and of those only 5-15 percent are non-Caucasian.
The health care industry as a whole has the opportunity to shine a spotlight on disparities and address barriers to clinical access. To deliver on the promise of personalized health care, we must consider differences across all populations.
Roche and Genentech are working to ensure clinical trials are conducted with representative populations of participants. By partnering with stakeholders, we can collectively combine scientific advances, new technologies and real-world data to drive scientific innovation and create new standards for inclusive clinical research.
Let’s work together to place diversity and inclusion at the forefront of COVID-19 research.