Past Event

Steve Joffe - Precision Pediatric Oncology: An Ethical Perspective

February 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (Rm. 10-405A&B), Presbyterian Hospital Building, 622 West 168th Street, New York

Event Description:

Somatic and germline genomic testing are playing an increasing role in the care of children with cancer. This development poses ethical questions related to the use of translational technology in clinical practice, the appropriate use of genetic testing in children, and informed consent. Building on a review of the evidence, this presentation will articulate the critical questions and suggest key principles for the ethical use of precision medicine in childhood cancer care.

Event Speaker:

Steve Joffe, MD, MPH is Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Medical Ethics and Chief of Medical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Event Information:

This event is a part of the Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics as hosted by the Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics at the Columbia University Medical Center. Find more information on the event website