Personalized Medicine in Oncology: Ethical Implications for the Delivery of Healthcare

Nathalie Egalite; Iris Jaitovich Groisman; Beatrice Godard


Personalized Medicine. 2014;11(7):659-668. 

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Abstract and Introduction


While personalized medicine brings benefits for the treatment of cancer, there are still key ethical issues at stake in developing personalized medicine in oncology. We propose an ethical analysis of personalized medicine in oncology that highlights the particularities of cancer care, critically assesses the scientific advances behind personalized medicine in oncology and emphasizes fairness in resource allocation in the delivery of personalized healthcare. This allows for a broader understanding of the real impacts on both recipients and the healthcare system.