Time to full publication of studies of anti-cancer medicines for breast cancer, and the potential for publication bias: a short systematic review

Takeda A, Loveman E, Harris P, Hartwell D, Welch K
Record ID 32009100015
Authors' recommendations: Study found that the majority of RCTs of selected interventions for breast cancer had not reported the same outcome in both an abstract and a full publication, and that there was insufficient evidence to identify biases in terms of whether positive results were more likely to be fully published than non-significant ones.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.hta.ac.uk/1675
Year Published: 2008
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Publication Bias
  • Time
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Deoxycytidine
  • Paclitaxel
  • Publishing
  • Quinazolines
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Taxoids
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
Contact Address: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health and Care Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK
Contact Name: journals.library@nihr.ac.uk
Contact Email: journals.library@nihr.ac.uk
Copyright: 2008 Queen's Printer and Controller of HMSO
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