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Researchers and IRBs sometimes have questions about studies and treatment that fall in the gray area between research and personalized medical care. Is it innovative care that is intended to benefit a specific patient — or an innovation that has the potential of being generalizable?
Financial Disclosure: Author Melinda Young, Medical Writer Gary Evans, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Editor Jesse Saffron, Editorial Group Manager Terrey L. Hatcher, Physician Editor Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSBioethics, and Nurse Planner Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, FAAN, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.