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Comment & Response
January 2020

Disclose and Manage Conflicts of Interest at Cancer Centers

Author Affiliations
  • 1Association of American Cancer Institutes, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City
  • 3Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 4Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(1):161. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.5542

To the Editor In their recently published Research Letter,1 Carr and Welch are right to raise concerns about the influence of industry funding on clinical research. However, their article implies that all such relationships are inherently problematic, despite the lack of details about the services provided. It is also not apparent whether any cancer center directors were contacted by the authors regarding the circumstances of their relationships to the pharmaceutical industry.

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