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Practical tips to improve Asian American participation in cancer clinical trials (Coursera)

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This course is designed to meet the educational needs of a national audience of physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in family practice, primary care, internal medicine & oncology.

Racial and ethnic diversity is critical to the success of cancer clinical trials. Asian Americans, like other ethnic groups, have low recruitment, accrual and retention rates in cancer clinical trials. This represents a significant challenge on a national level for health advocates, healthcare institutions and the National Cancer Institute. To improve communication and awareness of clinical trials for Asian American patients, it is important to increase learners’ knowledge about cancer clinical trials and cultural humility. This on-line course will educate healthcare providers and allied health professionals about cancer clinical trials and cultural humility skills as well as provide educational resources and tips for reinforcing change in practice to improve outcomes in Asian American clinical trial participation.

Learning Objectives:

- Develop strategies to determine appropriate patients for clinical trials.

- Apply cultural humility skills to effectively communicate with Asian American patients about cancer clinical trials.

- Identify at least 5 ways that will reinforce change in practice to incorporate clinical trials education and referral among Asian American patients and apply it in practice.

- Recognize how to access at least 5 cancer clinical trial resources and use them in education and referral.

Dates & Durations:

Release Date: August 29th, 2013

Expiration Date:August 29th, 2015

Estimated Time to Complete: 60 minutes.

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