Included below is literature on improving clinical trial participation for healthcare providers, patients, patient advocates and the community. Some literature is referenced in the presentations. The focus of this content is on different methods of improving clinical trial awareness among minority populations as well as the general public.

Engaging Healthcare Providers

Article Program Summary Reference
Engaging Referring Physicians in the Clinical Trial Process N/A Practical advice on how oncologists can engage referring physicians in the clinical trial process Alison RB et al. Engaging Referring Physicians in the Clinical Trial Process. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2012; 8:e8-e10.
Five Steps to Enhance Patient Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials. ENACCT Essential steps to optimizing patient trial awareness, access and enrollment ENACCT website
Increasing Clinical Trial Accrual: Collaboration and Physician-to-Physician Contact N/A Engaging physicians from other specialties and practice to improve CT awareness Increasing Clinical Trial Accrual: Collaboration and Physician-to-Physician Contact. J Oncol Pract 2007 May; 3(3):152-153.
The Promise of Community-Based Advocacy and Education Efforts for Increasing Cancer Clinical Trials Accrual. ENACCT’s Pilot Education Program (PEP) Educational program targeting community leaders, primary care providers (PCPs) and research staff Margo Michaels et al. The Promise of Community-Based Advocacy and Education Efforts for Increasing Cancer Clinical Trials Accrual. J Cancer Educ 2012 March; 27(1):67-74.
Recruiting and enrolling minority patients to cancer clinical trials N/A Discusses reasons for and solutions to low minority participation in cancer clinical trials Elyse R. Part et al. Recruitment and Enrolling Minority Patients to Cancer Clinical Trials. Community Oncology 2007 April; 4(4):254-257

Engaging Patients and Patient Advocates

Article Program Summary Reference
Increasing minority patient participation in cancer clinical trials using oncology nurse navigation N/A Paper evaluates the impact of oncology nurse navigation on accrual of black patients to breast cancer CTs at major cancer center Dennis R. Holmes et al. Increasing Minority Patient Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials using Oncology Nurse Navigation. The American Journal of Surgery 2012 April 28; 203(4):415-422.
Statewide Cancer Clinical Trial Navigation Service N/A Evaluation of program to state-wide web- and phone-based clinical trial navigation to improve accessibility to cancer clinical trials Karen Moffit et al. Statewide Cancer Clinical Trial Navigation Service. J Oncol Pract 2010 May; 6(3): 127-132.
Patient Advocates: Expanding their Roles in Conducting Successful Clinical Trials N/A Description of the multiple roles of patient advocates in enhancing awareness and support of cancer clinical trials Patient Advocates: Expanding their Roles in Conducting Successful Clinical Trials. J Oncol Pract 2006 November; 2(6): 298 – 299.
Involving American Indians and medically underserved rural populations in cancer clinical trials N/A Assesses cancer clinical trial recruitment among medically underserved and role of patient navigator and other factors in improving accrual B Ashleigh Guadagnolo et al. Involving American Indians and Medically Underserved Rural Populations in Cancer Clinical Trials. Clin Trials 2009 December; 6(6): 610–617.
Five Steps to Enhance Patient Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials. ENACCT Essential steps to optimizing patient trial awareness, access and enrollment ENACCT website

Raising Community Awareness about Clinical Trials

Article Program Summary Reference
Conducting Outreach Programs N/A Description of outreach programs that target patients and providers Conducting Outreach Programs. J Oncol Pract 2008 May; 4(3): 42 – 43.
Cancer Clinical Trials: A Resource Guide for Outreach Education and Advocacy NCI Education Series Provides direction and guidance for individuals and organizations interested in developing specific clinical trial outreach and education activities. http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/learningabout/outreach-education-advocacy/ResourceGuide_Book_m.pdf
Enhancing Clinical Trial Awareness and Outreach N/A Multidisciplinary approach to improving clinical trial awareness among clinicians, patients and the community Enhancing Clinical Trial Awareness and Outreach. J Oncol Pract 2009 July; 5(4):205-207.
The Promise of Community-Based Advocacy and Education Efforts for Increasing Cancer Clinical Trials Accrual N/A Discusses reasons and solutions to low minority participation in cancer clinical trials Elyse R. Part et al. Recruitment and Enrolling Minority Patients to Cancer Clinical Trials. Community Oncology 2007 April; 4(4):254-257
Strategies to Reach Diverse Populations for Clinical Trials: Approaches Used by Practices Recognized with the 2006 Clinical Trial Participation Award N/A Strategies to educate different populations about clinical trials Strategies to Reach Diverse Populations for Clinical Trials: Approaches Used by Practices Recognized with the 2006 Clinical Trial Participation Award. J Oncol Pract 2006 September; 2(5):241-243
Increasing Accrual in Cancer Clinical Trials with a Focus on Minority Enrollment Minority Outreach Program (MOP) Review of changes to minority accrual to CCTs after implementation of community clinical oncology program (CCOP) with aggressive education-oriented minority outreach program Frank Vicini et al. Increasing Accrual in Cancer Clinical Trials with a Focus on Minority Enrollment. Cancer 2011 October; 117:4764-4771.
Training community health workers about cancer clinical trials. N/A Description and results of community health worker training program on clinical trials as a method to promote community awareness and engagement Lidia Schapira and Russell Schutt. Training community health workers about cancer clinical trials. J Immigr Minor Health 2011 Oct;13(5):891-8.