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POSTPONED – Exploring Ethical Dilemmas In: Medicine with Carol Portlock

March 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

NOTICE: Out of an abundance of caution, due to the Coronavirus pandemic this event has been cancelled. Please keep an eye on our calendar for updates about next month’s Exploring Ethical Dilemmas.


Retired Medical Oncologist Carol Portlock will lead a discussion of the ethical considerations regarding “cutting edge” treatments such as fecal transplants, as well as drug development and costs raised in this New York Times article. The ethics of offering the option of “no treatment“ in some lymphomas will also be addressed.

Dr. Carol Portlock did all her undergraduate/medical training at Stanford specializing in medical oncology and participating in clinical research of chemotherapy. After moving East, Dr. Portlock worked at Yale for 10 years and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering for 30 years continuing her clinical research in lymphoma. Dr. Portlock was a member of the MSK Ethics Committee for 19 years. She retired one year ago.

What does one do when there’s no clearly defined ethical road to take? This program features speakers from a variety of backgrounds — medicine, law, business, science, education, the arts, social work, etc. — who share their experience and knowledge of ethical issues in those fields. Monthly, 3rd Wednesdays.


March 18, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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