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Chapter from Dr. Fleck published in ‘Cancer Biomarkers: Ethics, Economics and Society’

A chapter from Center Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck has been published in the book Cancer Biomarkers: Ethics, Economics and Society, published by Megaloceros Press. Dr. Fleck’s chapter is titled “Just Caring: Precision Medicine, Cancer Biomarkers and Ethical Ambiguity.” The book is edited … Continue reading

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Correlates of Patient Intent and Preference on Colorectal Cancer Screening

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake is a co-author of an article in the April 2017 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The article, “Correlates of Patient Intent and Preference on Colorectal Cancer Screening,” is co-authored by Masahito Jimbo, … Continue reading

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Do patients have a duty to participate in clinical trials?

The Choice to Become a Research Subject: A First-Person Perspective Event Flyer Patients with serious illnesses are often invited to participate in clinical trials. After being diagnosed with advanced cancer, I became one of those patients. I had to choose … Continue reading

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Rights and Responsibilities at the End of Life

By Hannah Giunta, MPH, PhD
Questions about end-of-life care are always vexing, but a recent article in U.S. News and World Report suggests that cancer patients continue to receive useless but harmful treatments at the end of life (Thompson, 2016). A new research study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) annual meeting revealed that a big part of the problem comes from a lack of meaningful dialogue among physicians, patients, and family members. Continue reading

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Patients’ Survival Expectations With and Without Their Chosen Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Center Professor Emerita Dr. Margaret Holmes-Rovner is a contributing author on a new article published in Annals of Family Medicine, “Patients’ Survival Expectations With and Without Their Chosen Treatment for Prostate Cancer.” Published in the May/June 2016 issue, the study is … Continue reading

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Why not more research into preventing cancer?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Tom Tomlinson, PhD Why are so much money and effort put into research aimed at curing cancer, and so little devoted to preventing … Continue reading

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Why can it be difficult for oncologists to refuse patients late chemotherapy?

Oncologists’ decisions about administering late chemotherapy: What makes it so difficult? Event Flyer Background: An estimated 20-50% of incurable cancer patients receive chemotherapy in the last 30 days of life, although little data support this practice. Few studies have explored … Continue reading

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