Comparison of the informed consent process for randomized clinical trials in pediatric and adult oncology.

@article{Simon2004ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the informed consent process for randomized clinical trials in pediatric and adult oncology.},
  author={Christian M. Simon and Laura A. Siminoff and Eric D. Kodish and Christopher J. Burant},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 13},
  pages={2708-17}
}
PURPOSE To compare the informed consent processes for phase III pediatric and adult oncology clinical trials in view of the critical importance of human subjects protection in both pediatric and adult cancer care. Findings are discussed in terms of the opportunities for improving pediatric and adult oncology informed consent. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 219 subjects are reported on. Adult oncology patients made up 36.1% (n = 79) of the sample. Pediatric surrogates made up the remaining 63… CONTINUE READING

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