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Invited Commentary
December 2016

No Conflict, No Interest

Author Affiliations
  • 1Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston

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JAMA Oncol. 2016;2(12):1631-1632. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.2726

Oncology research and clinical advancements often require financial partnerships and collaborations between industry and oncology physicians and researchers. These relationships between oncology and industry are increasing, and concerns exist regarding the extent to which financial conflicts of interest (FCOIs) can influence medical decisions and physician behavior.1,2 Thus, there is a pressing need to better understand the effects of FCOIs on both practicing oncologists and academic researchers.