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Gender disparity found in oncology research funding

Zhou CD et al. BMJ Open. 2018 Apr 30. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018625

Key clinical point: Female cancer researchers receive significantly less funding than their male counterparts.

Major finding: Of 4,186 awards, 2,890 grants (69%) were awarded to male primary investigators (PIs), compared with 1,296 grants (31%) for female PIs.

Study details: An analysis of data on public and philanthropic cancer research funding awarded to U.K. institutions between 2000 and 2013.

Disclosures: No disclosures or conflicts of interest were reported.


Citation: Zhou CD et al. BMJ Open. 2018 Apr 30. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018625

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