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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

  • ForumProducer

    Audio archives of this program will be up around noon.

  • Beth Grant DeRoos

    If patients gave permission whats the problem. Took a classes from the U of Pennsylvania on the history of Vaccines and many were tested on family members. How my successes have come from folks willing to take chances with patient permission?

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