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Faulty research methods raise questions about cancer trials

April 28, 2008 Faulty research methods raise questions about cancer trials Emily Caldwell Ohio State University Medical Center Communications -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A review covering 75 group-randomized cancer trials over a five-year period indicates that fewer than half of the studies used appropriate statistical methods to analyze the results. It suggests that some trials may have reported that interventions to prevent disease or reduce cancer risks were effective when in fact they might not have been. The review by David Murray, Ph.D., chair of epidemiology at the Ohio State University College of Public Health, and colleagues appeared online March 25 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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