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Abstract

Results from cancer clinical trials make valuable contributions to medical care for cancer patients. Two important ethical dilemmas in these trials are respect for individual autonomy and distributive justice. This paper explores the history of clinical trials and discusses these ethical dilemmas citing specific examples. Although there has been significant progress in these ethical issues, future review and legislation of the process will continue to improve and solidify ethical aspects of cancer clinical trials.

Publication Date

3-20-2017

Keywords

cancer, medical ethics, Institutional Review Board

Rights Statement

This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

DOI

doi:10.6083/M4XD10RK

 

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