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Early Termination of Clinical Trials - The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard

January 31, 2017 @ 11:00 am 4:00 pm

Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA

800 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02199 United States

Clinical trials are closed prematurely for a variety of reasons, including for scientifically-driven reasons of efficacy, safety, and futility wherein there is no justification for continuing to enroll participants. The majority of clinical trials, however, terminate early as a result of operational issues—such as inadequate recruitment, commercial product viability, insufficient funding or resources, or de-prioritization by an investigator, institution, or sponsor. The decision to terminate a trial raises complex ethical questions regarding the appropriate communication with and responsibilities owed to participants.



Meeting Summary

Released on: February 27, 2020

Developed by: MRCT Center Bioethics Collaborative

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