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Archives for May 8, 2008

A (kind of) new cancer research blog

Although there are a lot of medical bloggers out there, there’s always room for more good blogging, particularly if it’s related to basic and translational research. That’s why the Cancer Research UK Science Update blog is worth checking out. It’s actually been around a while as an internal blog, but now it’s “gone public,” so…

In science- and evidence-based medicine, the evaluation of surgical procedures represents a unique challenge that is qualitatively different from the challenges in medical specialties. Perhaps the most daunting of these challenges is that it is often either logistically impossible or unethical to do the gold-standard clinical trial, a double-blind, randomized placebo trial, to test the…