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Vol 16, No 3 (2020)
Review paper
Published online: 2020-07-08
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Randomized clinical studies — science, belief or advertisement only

Kazimierz Drosik
DOI: 10.5603/OCP.2020.0022
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Oncol Clin Pract 2020;16(3):133-139.

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Vol 16, No 3 (2020)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2020-07-08

Abstract

The results of randomized clinical studies are important in evaluation of drugs’ or medical procedures’ efficacy. Statistical analyses are meaningful in publications and conference presentations. This paper discusses the role and value of selected statistical methods. It is clear that in clinical studies patients and time to event (recognized as end study point) are essential. According to that the question arises — do all these statistical analyses are important or do they play only a role in drug promotion.

Abstract

The results of randomized clinical studies are important in evaluation of drugs’ or medical procedures’ efficacy. Statistical analyses are meaningful in publications and conference presentations. This paper discusses the role and value of selected statistical methods. It is clear that in clinical studies patients and time to event (recognized as end study point) are essential. According to that the question arises — do all these statistical analyses are important or do they play only a role in drug promotion.

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Keywords

clinical studies; statistical analyses

About this article
Title

Randomized clinical studies — science, belief or advertisement only

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 16, No 3 (2020)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

133-139

Published online

2020-07-08

DOI

10.5603/OCP.2020.0022

Bibliographic record

Oncol Clin Pract 2020;16(3):133-139.

Keywords

clinical studies
statistical analyses

Authors

Kazimierz Drosik

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