Redressing the balance - the ethics of not entering an eligible patient on a randomised clinical trial

E. Segelov, M. H.N. Tattersall, A. S. Coates

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Summary: A double standard exists whereby a treatment given outside a clinical trial is less stringently reviewed than a protocol treatment. We propose a remedy which would require the decision not to participate in an approved, available clinical trial to be subject to the same ethical requirements as trial entry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Consent
  • Ethics
  • Randomised clinical trial

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