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Representation of Women as Authors of Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials

Gordon H. Sun, MD, MS1; Nicholas M. Moloci, BSE1; Kelsey Schmidt1,2; Mark P. MacEachern, MLIS3; Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil1,4
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1Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
3A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
4Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(5):806-808. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.250.
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Team-based research in medicine is common.1 Simultaneously, women’s role in the medical profession has grown, including the representation of women as authors of academic publications.2 We studied the extent to which women lead clinical trial publications from organized collaborative groups in oncology.

Article InformationCorresponding Author: Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, UHB2C490, SPC 5010, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5010 (rjagsi@med.umich.edu).

Published Online: March 24, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.250.

Author Contributions: Drs Sun and Jagsi had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

Study concept and design: Sun, Moloci, MacEachern, Jagsi.

Acquisition of data: Sun, Moloci, Schmidt, MacEachern.

Analysis and interpretation of data: Sun, Moloci, Jagsi.

Drafting of the manuscript: Sun, Moloci, MacEachern, Jagsi.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.

Statistical analysis: Sun.

Administrative, technical, and material support: Moloci.

Study supervision: Sun, Moloci.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Sun previously received a grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation for head and neck cancer research and an honorarium from the BMJ Publishing Group for sinusitis guideline work. Dr Jagsi is on the medical advisory board for Eviti. Dr Jagsi also is conducting a trial supported by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, for which the study drug is provided by Abbvie Pharmaceuticals. No other disclosures are reported.

Funding/Support: Dr Sun was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar supported by the US Department of Veterans Affairs at the time of the study and manuscript preparation. Dr Jagsi is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Burroughs-Wellcome/Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine. This project received no direct funding.

Role of the Sponsor: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation or the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Previous Presentations: This study was presented in part at the Seventh International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication; September 9-10, 2013; Chicago, Illinois.

Additional Information: Dr Sun is now an employee of Partnership for Health Analytic Research, LLC, in Beverly Hills, CA, and a general otolaryngologist at the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center in Los Angeles.

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Proportion of Collaborative Oncologic Clinical Trials With Women as First or Corresponding Authors, 2001-2011

Publications for which the gender of the first or corresponding author could not be identified and those whose authors were identified only as groups are not included.

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Proportion of Collaborative Oncologic Clinical Trials Sponsored by Funding Entities, 2001-2011

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