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Keys to Closing the Gender Gap in Stroke Trials

Keys to Closing the Gender Gap in Stroke Trials
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Why are women underrepresented in stroke trials, and what can be done to reverse this troubling trend?

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    Although research suggests that women have a similar stroke risk as men, a new analysis has found that a very small percentage of participants in clinical trials investigating stroke treatments are female. So why are women underrepresented in these clinical trials, and what can be done to reverse this troubling trend? Joining Dr. Andrew Wilner to discuss strategies to improve the representation of women in stroke trials is Dr. Cheryl Carcel, neurologist and senior research fellow at the George Institute of Global Health. 

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