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Disclosure of individual research results and incidental findings in biobank research: Why we need an evidence-based approach

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Fleming, J and Otlowski, M and Stewart, C and Critchley, C and Kerridge, I, Disclosure of individual research results and incidental findings in biobank research: Why we need an evidence-based approach, Journal of Law and Medicine, 24 pp. 89-95. ISSN 1320-159X (2016) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Globally, genomic research is generating unprecedented advances in the understanding of the biology. pathogenetic mechanisms and prognostic markers of many cancers and is creating the possibility of precision (personalised) therapies. As more data are generated. it becomes increasingly necessary to determine the clinical significance of this data and to know when this data should be acted upon. The return of individual research results (1RRs) and incidental findings (IFs) from genomic research. in a well-informed and applicable manner. is becoming increasingly important and is already presenting practical challenges in Australian genetics clinics and familial dints. This article argues for the need to develop an evidence-based approach to heb frame ethical-legal responses to address these tensions - one that may offer flexible and defensible parameters to inform the management of disclosure of 1RRs and IFs. safeguarding the health and wellbeing of tissue donors and allowing translational biobank genomic research to flourish.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied Ethics
Research Field:Bioethics (human and animal)
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Religion and Ethics
Objective Field:Bioethics
Author:Otlowski, M (Professor Margaret Otlowski)
Author:Critchley, C (Associate Professor Christine Critchley)
ID Code:111718
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2016-10-03
Last Modified:2017-10-17
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