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Listen: Ethics and Policy Issues of Targeted Cancer Therapies

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Episode 16 What kinds of challenges currently exist within precision medicine? This episode focuses specifically on targeted cancer therapies, featuring a discussion between Center Professor and Acting Director Dr. Len Fleck and College of Osteopathic Medicine student … Continue reading

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Health Care and Social Justice: Just Take Two Aspirin for Your Tumor If You Cannot Afford Your Cancer Care

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb is the former Associate Dean of Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. In a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece, “Take Two Aspirin and Call Me by My Pronouns,” he complained that curricula in medical schools “are increasingly focused on social justice rather than treating illness.” He goes on to say, “A new wave of educational specialists is increasingly influencing medical education. They emphasize ‘social justice’ that is related to health care only tangentially.” Really? Only tangentially? Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: Medicare for All: What Should That Mean?

Stacey Hettiger and Rick Murdock presented at the September 26th Bioethics for Breakfast event, offering perspectives and insight on the topic “Medicare for All: What Should That Mean?” “Medicare for All” has become a contentious political slogan. Advocates for various versions … Continue reading

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Public Health Crisis Warrants Liberty Restrictions

Comments open through October 10 This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Parker Crutchfield, PhD Preventing Harm Suppose your colleague was diagnosed with tuberculosis on Friday but tried to come into work on the following Monday. … Continue reading

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Dr. Laura Cabrera and co-authors published in ‘Nature Biomedical Engineering’

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera and co-authors Charles Sadle and Dr. Erin Purcell have an article in the August 2019 issue of Nature Biomedical Engineering. In “Neuroethical considerations of high-density electrode arrays,” the authors state that “the development of … Continue reading

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Exploring life with a spinal cord injury

Spinal Cord Injury: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask Event Flyer Look at him zip around in that wheelchair. He is so independent and inspirational. But I wonder how he goes to the bathroom, if he’s … Continue reading

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Should we trust giant tech companies and entrepreneurs with reading our brains?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Laura Cabrera, PhD The search for a brain device capable of capturing recordings from thousands of neurons has been a primary goal of the government-sponsored BRAIN initiative. … Continue reading

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