A study finds that some medical studies were affected by conflicts of interest.
Wired PR News – A recent study review has revealed that some medical studies are affected by conflicts of interest. As reported by LiveScience.com, 29 percent of research on cancer that receives publication in high profile journals had outcomes affected by conflicts of interest.
Dr. Reshma Jagsi, study author and University of Michigan Medical School assistant radiation oncology professor, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “Given the frequency we observed for conflicts of interest and the fact that conflicts were associated with study outcomes, I would suggest that merely disclosing conflicts is probably not enough… It’s becoming increasingly clear that we need to look more at how we can disentangle cancer research from industry ties.”
The results of the review will reportedly appear in the June 15 publication of the Cancer journal.