Biostatistics is undoubtedly an ethics-laden undertaking, as illustrated by [1,2] among others. But I’m convinced that there are important experiential (not merely theoretical) aspects to this perspective.
Following up on this tweet referencing  and the AACR’s Scientist↔︎Survivor Program, I’d like to solicit biostatisticians’ and trialists’ stories of experiences (whether as a patient, a caregiver, or a professional engaged formally with patients or patient advocates) that altered their perspectives on ethical dimensions of the practice of biostatistics.
I wish to recuse myself from the rest of this thread, so as to leave it open for others’ contributions.
Altman DG. Statistics and ethics in medical research. Misuse of statistics is unethical. Br Med J. 1980;281(6249):1182-1184. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1714517/pdf/brmedj00045-0026.pdf
Berry DA. Bayesian Statistics and the Efficiency and Ethics of Clinical Trials. Statist Sci. 2004;19(1):175-187. doi:10.1214/088342304000000044
Ciccarella A, Staley AC, Franco AT. Transforming research: engaging patient advocates at all stages of cancer research. Annals of Translational Medicine. 2018;6(9). doi:10.21037/atm.2018.04.46