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Volume 21, Issue 1 - Medical Writing in Oncology

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Abstract

Impact of protocol amendments, bias and quality in industry-funded trials, and rethinking authorship criteria

Amendments to clinical trial protocols are widespread, but can result in increased costs and delays in study implementation.

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