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Participation of Patients With Limited English Proficiency in Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Trials

Soledad Jorge, Shatreen Masshoor, Heidi J. Gray, Elizabeth M. Swisher, and Kemi M. Doll

underrepresented in clinical trials is well documented. 11 – 13 However, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Limited English proficiency (LEP) is a known barrier in healthcare 14 – 19 that may drive other disparities in trial enrollment

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Lost in Translation: Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials for Patients With Limited English Proficiency

Joseph M. Unger

wished to enroll. 5 With this as background, the findings from Jorge et al, 6 reported elsewhere in this issue, represent an important contribution to the literature. The authors investigated the role of limited English proficiency (LEP) as a reason

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Hidden Disparities: How Language Influences Patients’ Access to Cancer Care

Debbie W. Chen, Mousumi Banerjee, Xin He, Lesley Miranda, Maya Watanabe, Christine M. Veenstra, and Megan R. Haymart

. Patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) remain underrepresented in the literature addressing cancer disparities, even though there are >25 million LEP individuals in the United States, an increase of 80% since 1990. 13 , 14 Title VI of the Civil

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Appropriate Use of Imaging to Detect Primary, Second Primary, and Recurrent Breast Cancer

Bethany L. Niell

income or education level, rural residence, limited English proficiency, and lack of health insurance or higher out-of-pocket copayments contribute to the current screening and surveillance disparities. 5 Because most states do not mandate insurance

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Delays in Care Associated With Non–English-Speaking Patients With Breast Cancer

Katy E. Balazy, Cecil M. Benitez, Paulina M. Gutkin, Clare E. Jacobson, Rie von Eyben, and Kathleen C. Horst

patients—18.8% of California’s households have limited English proficiency versus 8.2% of households nationwide. 21 – 23 The most represented languages in California are Spanish (64.8%), Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin, 7.7%), and Vietnamese (3.4%). Similar

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Undertreatment of High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer in the California Latino Population

Daphne Y. Lichtensztajn, John T. Leppert, James D. Brooks, Sumit A. Shah, Weiva Sieh, Benjamin I. Chung, Scarlett L. Gomez, and Iona Cheng

cancer . Cancer 2006 ; 106 : 1865 – 1874 . 19. Cox J Amling CL . Current decision-making in prostate cancer therapy . Curr Opin Urol 2008 ; 18 : 275 – 278 . 20. Sentell T Braun KL . Low health literacy, limited English