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TACKLING A MAJOR DEFICIENCY OF DIVERSITY IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE THERAPEUTIC TRIALS: AN CTAD TASK FORCE REPORT

R. Raman, P. Aisen, M.C. Carillo, M. Detke, J.D. Grill, O.C. Okonkwo, M. Rivera-Mindt, M. Sabbagh, B. Vellas, M. Weiner, R. Sperlin, and CTAD Task Force

As the last opportunity to assess treatment effect modification in a controlled setting prior to formal approval, clinical trials are a critical tool for understanding the safety and efficacy of new treatments in diverse populations. Recruitment of diverse participants in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) clinical trials are therefore essential to increase the generalizability of study results, with diversity broadly described to be representative and inclusive. This representation of study participants is equally critical in longitudinal cohort (observational) studies, which will be key to understanding disease disparities and are often used to design adequately powered AD clinical trials. New and innovative recruitment initiatives and enhanced infrastructure facilitate increased participant diversity in AD clinical studies.

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R. Raman ; P. Aisen ; M.C. Carillo ; M. Detke ; J.D. Grill ; O.C. Okonkwo ; M. Rivera-Mindt ; M. Sabbagh ; B. Vellas ; M. Weiner ; R. Sperling ; and CTAD Task Force* ; (2022): Tackling a Major Deficiency of Diversity in Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutic Trials: An CTAD Task Force Report. The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (JPAD). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jpad.2022.50

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