Ethics and Medical Research

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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.

Guests:

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

Barbara Koenig, professor of medical anthropology and bioethics, University of California, San Francisco

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