Bias in reporting of end points of efficacy and toxicity in randomized, clinical trials for women with breast cancer

Annals of Oncology: January 9, 2013

Background Phase III randomized, clinical trials (RCTs) assess clinically important differences in end points that reflect benefit to patients. Here, we evaluate the quality of reporting of the primary end point (PE) and of toxicity in RCTs for breast cancer.

Methods PUBMED was searched from 1995 to 2011 to identify RCTs for breast cancer. Bias in the reporting of the PE and of toxicity was assessed using pre-designed algorithms. Associations of bias with the Journal Impact Factor (JIF), changes in the PE compared with information in and funding source were evaluated. Read More