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Medical research should embrace racial differences in treatment efficacy
Treatment efficacy is affected by a large number of variables, including race.
can influence how certain drugs are metabolised. The prevalence of some of these genes varies between racial groups.
There are many
of race based medicines which demonstrate this.
Some races may have
about illness and treatment which lead them to favour certain forms of treatment over another.
Consideration of patients' race in clinical settings is also associated with bias and stereotyping, which can contribute to racial and ethnic healthcare disparities.