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Delivering PET imaging results to cancer patients: steps for handling ethical issues

  • Sandra Gonzalez
  • Eric Guedj
  • Stefano Fanti
  • Elisabetta Lalumera
  • Pierre Le Coz
  • David Taïeb
Letter to the Editor
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Notes

Funding

The study did not receive any specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sector.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Gonzalez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eric Guedj
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Stefano Fanti
    • 4
  • Elisabetta Lalumera
    • 5
  • Pierre Le Coz
    • 6
  • David Taïeb
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de MarseilleTimone University HospitalMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.CERIMED, Aix-Marseille UniversitéMarseilleFrance
  3. 3.Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Ecole Centrale Marseille, UMR 7249, Institut FresnelMarseilleFrance
  4. 4.Medicina Nucleare, Policlinico S. OrsolaUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly
  5. 5.Psychology Department & Philosophy of Health and Disease Research CenterMilano-Bicocca UniversityMilanItaly
  6. 6.UMR 7268 ADéS, Espace Ethique Méditerranéen, Timone University HospitalAix-Marseille University-EFS-CNRSMarseilleFrance

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