Rewriting the Rules of Informed Consent

A look at efforts to include individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in clinical research When hematologist/oncologist Cecilia Arana Yi, MD, first saw George (name changed to protect identity) in her clinic at the University...

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Fertility Issues in Patients With Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes

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Historically, older adults have not been considered optimal candidates for hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) because of concerns about transplant-related toxicity and mortality. Over the...

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Rewriting the Rules of Informed Consent

A look at efforts to include individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in clinical research When hematologist/oncologist Cecilia Arana Yi, MD, first saw George (name...

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