Members’ Discoveries: Fatal flaws in cancer research
A recent article published in The Annals of Applied Statistics (AOAS) by two MD Anderson researchers—Keith Baggerly and Kevin Coombes—dissects results from a highly-influential series of medical papers involving genomics-driven personalized cancer therapy, and outlines a series of simple yet fatal flaws that raises serious questions about the veracity of the original results. Having immediate and strong impact, this paper, along with related work, is providing the impetus for new standards of reproducibility in scientific research.
Jeffrey S. Morris. "Members’ Discoveries: Fatal flaws in cancer research" IMS Bulletin 39.1 (2010): 5-5.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_s_morris/44
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