Tissue banks

I have also been interested in ethical issues associated with tissue banks. This has resulted in a series of publications with researchers in Asia, in particular Japan.

  1. Dissanayake V, Sumathipala D, Kariyawasam U, Jayamanne J, Nisansala P, Lie R. A survey of scientist and policy makers’ attitudes toward research on stored human biological materials in Sri Lanka. Developing World Bioethics 2014 Oct 3. doi: 10.1111/dewb.12065
    1. Lie RK. Disease Surveillance, Benefit and Sample Sharing, In Emilio Mordini, ed. Internet‐Based Intelligence for Public Health Emergencies and Disease Outbreak, IOS, Nato series, In press, 2013
    2. Xinqing Zhang, Kenji Matsui, Benjamin Krohmal, Alaa Abou-Zeid, Vasantha Muthuswamy, Young-Mo Koo, Yoshikuni Kita and Reidar K. Lie. Attitudes towards transfers of human tissue samples across borders: An international survey of researchers and policy makers in five countries, BMC Medical Ethics 2010:11:16
    3. Matsui, K., A. Zeid, Xinqing Zhang, Benjamin Krohmal, Alaa Abou-Zeid, Vasantha Muthuswamy, Young-Mo Koo, Jesse Chao, David Wendler, Yoshikuni Kita and Reidar K. Lie. Informed Consent to Future Research on Stored Tissue Samples: the Views of Researchers, Ethics Review Committee Members and Policy Makers in Five Non-Western Countries. Asian Bioethics Review 2009, 1(3): 401-416
    4. Matsui K, Lie Reidar K. Privacy shakes Japan’s statistics on health and welfare. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 2007; 17:41-48
    5. Matsui K, Lie RK, Kita Y, Ueshima H. Ethics of future disclosure of individual risk information in a genetic cohort study: a survey of donor preferences. Journal of Epidemiology 2008;18:217
    6. Matsui K, Lie RK, Turin TC, Kita Y. Is longer better? A randomized controlled trial of different length informed consent forms in a genetic cohort study. Journal of Epidemiology 2012:22:308-16
    7. Matsui K, Lie RK, Kita Y. Two methods of obtaining informed consent in a genetic epidemiological study: Effect on understanding. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 2007; 2: 39-48