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Skin of Color Patients Treated with Biologics

April 4, 2024 | by The Jeuns

Dermatology Experts Discuss Importance of Post-Hoc Analyses in Biologic Studies for Patients with Skin of Color

A recent panel discussion featuring Dr. Linda Stein Gold, Dr. Mona Shahriari, and Dr. Seemal Desai shed light on the significance of post-hoc analyses in biologic studies for patients with skin of color. These analyses were emphasized as crucial in guiding treatment decisions and providing valuable insights into treatment efficacy and safety for diverse patient populations.

While post-hoc analyses may not replicate the rigor of randomized controlled trials, they have shown promising results in revealing comparable treatment responses and safety profiles across different ethnicities. Various studies, including systematic reviews and specific biologic trials, were discussed to demonstrate the importance of examining treatment outcomes in patients with skin of color.

The speakers highlighted the practical relevance of this data in clinical practice, stressing its role in addressing patient concerns and building trust in the healthcare system. By utilizing the findings from these analyses, clinicians can personalize treatment recommendations based on individual patient needs and preferences.

Moreover, the panelists touched upon the role of conferences and meetings in disseminating research findings and promoting inclusivity in clinical trial participation. Despite challenges related to limited representation in large clinical trials, there is optimism about the potential of dedicated studies to provide comprehensive insights into treatment outcomes for patients with skin of color.

Overall, the discussion underscored the importance of considering the unique needs of diverse patient populations in dermatology research and clinical practice, with a focus on utilizing post-hoc analyses to improve treatment decisions and outcomes for patients with skin of color.


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