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Evaluation of new treatments in radiation oncology: are they better than standard treatments?

Authors
  • Soares, Heloisa P
  • Kumar, Ambuj
  • Daniels, Stephanie
  • Swann, Suzanne
  • Cantor, Alan
  • Hozo, Iztok
  • Clark, Mike
  • Serdarevic, Fadila
  • Gwede, Clement
  • Trotti, Andy
  • Djulbegovic, Benjamin
Type
Published Article
Journal
JAMA
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Feb 23, 2005
Volume
293
Issue
8
Pages
970–978
Identifiers
PMID: 15728168
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The finding that the results in individual trials cannot be predicted in advance indicates that the system and rationale for RCTs is well preserved and that successful interventions can only be identified after an RCT is completed.

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