Disparities in Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Participation - Hala Borno

January 29, 2019

Hala Borno and Charles Ryan discuss the ongoing and increasing problems in the enrollment of clinical trials in oncology.  Hala describes her goals in this area and her passion for uncovering differences that lead to inequities. Hala is currently developing a patient facing tool called Trial Library, that is a clinical trial online matching website developed based on patient-prompted conversations regarding prostate cancer clinical trials.

Hala Borno, MD Medical Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Charles J. Ryan, MD, the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving prostate cancer research. Charles J. Ryan is an internationally recognized genitourinary (GU) oncologist with expertise in the biology and treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Dr. Ryan joined the PCF from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where he served as Director of the Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation Division in the Department of Medicine. He also served as Associate Director for Clinical Research in the Masonic Cancer Center and held the B.J. Kennedy Chair in Clinical Medical Oncology.