Ethical Questions Emerge About Treatments For Which Long-Term Results Are Not KnownThe Detroit Free Press: Ethicists Seek Guidelines For Treatments In Which Long-Term Issues Are Unknown
Fertility clinics and cancer programs need to institute clear ethics guidelines for experimental fertility preservation procedures in young cancer patients, leading cancer and medical ethicists say. Arthur Caplan, PhD, professor of medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, said centers should have policies about issues such as the subsequent right to banked eggs, embryos and reproductive tissue in case of a cancer's patient's death (Anstett, 4/9). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.