Why might people donate tissue for cancer research?

Insights from organ/tissue/blood donation and clinical research

Renata E Axler, Rob Irvine, Wendy Lipworth, Bronwen Morrell, Ian H Kerridge

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Abstract

Little is known about why patients with cancer do or do not donate their biopsied/cancerous tissue to research. A review of the literature on motivations to participate in clinical research and to donate tissues/organs for therapeutic use may provide some insights relevant to tumour banking research. While more research is necessary, a better understanding of the factors that motivate patients to give or refuse consent to tumour banking may ultimately improve consent practices, public trust and donation rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-9
Number of pages7
JournalPathobiology
Volume75
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biomedical Research
  • Humans
  • Motivation
  • Neoplasms
  • Patients
  • Tissue Banks
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement
  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

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