AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. December 2015, Volume 17, Number 12

Ethics Poll

Clinical Research Ethics

Clinical Research Ethics

A child’s parents ask you for advice on whether to enroll their 5-year-old in a phase 3 clinical trial for an agent that might reduce the size of the child’s brain tumor. You’ve heard about this trial in a medical news source recently, and you suspect that the promising results of the phase 2 trials seemed sensationalized. You consider referring the parents to your colleague specialist, but worry that this particular colleague might overemphasize potential benefits and underemphasize potential risks. What will you do?

Content Question

Which of the following vulnerable population groups is not recognized in the US Department of Health and Human Services Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) sections on human subject research protections?
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