DATE: May 28, 2013
EXCERPT: "A new Cedars-Sinai initiative called research for her is aimed at increasing women’s representation in medical research, which could help scientists better understand and more effectively treat cancers that predominantly affect women.
Historically, relatively few women have participated in clinical research, and as a result, the medical science community has often ignored biological differences between men and women. In an effort to close this gap and study the risks associated with female cancers, the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center and the Cardio-Oncology Program have opened an online registry, research for her, to increase the number of women participating in cancer research studies." more