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Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Ethics and Medical Research


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Doctor examining a patient's heart beat with a stethoscope
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The U.C. Davis School of Medicine's neurological surgery department is the focus of ongoing multiple investigations after two of its doctors experimented on dying cancer patients. Now its dean has announced her resignation. We'll discuss safe and ethical approaches to medical research, and how to balance those with faster access to innovative therapies for the terminally ill.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Barbara Koenig, professor of medical anthropology and bioethics, University of California, San Francisco
  • David Magnus, director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics, Thomas A. Raffin professor of medicine and biomedical ethics and professor of pediatrics at Stanford University
  • Jeff Allen, executive director of Friends of Cancer Research

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