After the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented in 2014, more Hispanic women received breast cancer treatment and enrolled in clinical trials at a California cancer center, a new study finds.
“Our study shows that with the implementation of the ACA in California, our cancer center’s Hispanic breast cancer patient population increased significantly,” Chloe Lalonde said in a news release from the American Association for Cancer Research.
“We also observed an increase in the proportion of Hispanic women who consented to be part of a national clinical trial, including a substantial increase in Spanish-speaking patients,” Lalonde said. She was a clinical research coordinator at the University of California, San Diego, Moores Cancer Center during the study.
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