The Mortality Effect: Counting the Dead in the Cancer Trial

  title={The Mortality Effect: Counting the Dead in the Cancer Trial},
  author={S Lochlann Jain},
  journal={Public Culture},
  • S. Jain
  • Published 21 December 2010
  • Medicine
  • Public Culture
In its attempt to recruit patients with late-stage and metastatic renal cancer for a new trial of an experimental cancer treatment, Oxford Biomedica took the standard form of asking and answering an array of imagined patient questions in its patient pamphlet. The trial was organized as a standard randomized control trial (RCT), in which one group of patients would receive the new treatment and the other group would be given the standard treatments. No one would know which group they were in… 

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