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Medical profession falls short in recruiting minorities for research, study says
Sacramento Bee

When Japanese immigrant Yukie Hirsch read a letter from UC Davis asking her to participate in a clinical trial for breast cancer, its medical jargon completely mystified her. So she decided not to participate. Her decision is one that plays out frequently in the United States, where minorities join clinical trials and donate their tissue and other biospecimens for research at lower rates than their white counterparts.

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