WATCH RECORDING: Do I Say “Yes” or “No” to Research Participation?

UPDATED on July 20, 2021, with post-event recording

The below event was part of the Office of Health Equity virtual series: "Conversations With Our Community"  WATCH RECORDING


Community members of historically marginalized and underrepresented groups are reluctant to participate in research. Historically, this reluctance is acknowledged and justified; however, many protections have been implemented to prevent unethical behaviors. Many community members are not familiar with the research process.

On May 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the leader of the Duke Cancer Institute Office of Health Equity, Angelo Moore, PhD, RN, NE-BC, gave an overview of that process. He presented basic information about research that serves to provide a good foundation to help patients ask the right questions and assist them in making an informed decision about whether or not to participate in research.

After his presentation, Moore was joined by several African American men from the Men’s Health Council of Durham County who discussed their experiences participating in clinical trials.

For more information, call Aretha Rice at 919.684.0409 or email her.

*This event was open to the public. Please share the recording with members of the community.

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Vision: To excel as the leader in reducing cancer disparities through authentic community engagement and partnerships, the delivery of seamless cancer care, and the provision of outstanding and innovative research and resources to achieve optimal health in a changing and diverse environment.

Mission: To reduce cancer disparities and promote health equity within Duke Cancer Institute's catchment area through strategic initiatives that integrate the following core areas:

  • Community Outreach & Engagement
  • Community-Facing Patient Navigation Services
  • Health Disparities Education
  • Clinical Trials Education & Workplace Diversity

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