The Ethics Center has demonstrated that when innovations in science and technology have ramifications for society at large --and they generally do-- society needs to be aware of those ramifications and discuss them. - Jeff Kirsch, Emeritus Executive Director, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

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Spotlight Program

Cancer Care in the Era of Genomics and Proteomics with Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD

This program addresses challenges and possible solutions for the collection and use of large amounts of data, and redefining cancer care based on molecular driven decisions.

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Recent Exploring Ethics Programs:

This past year, the Ethics Center has explored the themes of privacy, big data, and medicine. What are the limits of big data when it comes to conducting potentially lifesaving research? How can we continue to protect privacy while still advancing health care? What are the ethical questions researchers face? What are the ethical questions members of the public face?

If you missed any of our programs, or are interested in sharing a program with colleagues, links to recordings are below:

 

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Recent News

Results From San Diego Ebola Drug Trial Remain Inconclusive

February 23, 2016: Program Director Kalichman interviewed about "Results From San Diego Ebola Drug Trial Remain Inconclusive" for KPBS

No Results Yet In San Diego Ebola Drug Trial

January 8, 2016: Program Director Kalichman interviewed about "No Results Yet In San Diego Ebola Drug Trial" for KPBS

Mosquitoes Made Infertile to Combat Malaria

December 7, 2015: Program Director Kalichman interviewed about "Mosquitoes made infertile to combat malaria" for The San Diego Union Tribune

The lead and founding supporters of the Ethics Center are UC San Diego, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego State University, and the University of San Diego.