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Reanalysis Confirms Results of `Tainted' Study

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Science  08 Dec 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5242, pp. 1562
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5242.1562

Summary

An audit and reanalysis of the data in a massive trial of breast cancer treatments, which had been tainted when a researcher falsified some patient records, has confirmed the original results: Lumpectomy is as effective as more radical mastectomy in reducing mortality.