Sunday, May 1, 2011

Consent? What consent?

A clinical trial  led by Dr. Claudia I. Henschke at Weill Cornell Medical College made headlines in 2006 when it concluded that 80 percent of lung cancer deaths could be prevented through wide use of CT scans.  Then it turned out that the study was funded in part by a cigarette maker.  Now, says the New York Times, 90% of the study's consent forms can't be located.  Read about it here.

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