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Contested MedicineCancer Research and the Military$
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Gerald Kutcher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226465319

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226465333.001.0001

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Peer Review

Peer Review

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Contested Medicine
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This chapter explores the role of ethical peer review at Cincinnati and shows that contemporary judgments of Eugene Saenger were highly contingent and affected by social and political forces. It follows the changing strategies that the local peer review committee adopted to evaluate Saenger's research proposals. It also demonstrates that the concerns of the peer review committee, combined with the changing interests of Saenger's coinvestigators, moved the program in a direction that embraced more overtly clinical goals. The Faculty Committee on Research (FCR) viewed its compact with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) more broadly than simply as providing an ethical assessment. The focus of the FCR's ethical assessment on the content of the consent statement, no doubt, played some role in reducing internal debates over patient welfare. The FCR pressured him to modify his program and make it explicitly a therapeutic trial for treating patients with advanced cancers.

Keywords:   ethical peer review, Cincinnati, Eugene Saenger, peer review committee, Faculty Committee on Research, National Institutes of Health, ethical assessment, cancers

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