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Volume 27, Issue 1 - Vaccines and Immunotherapies

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The one sentence summary of a paper signed by 72 statisticians was: “We propose to change the default P-value threshold for statistical signifi - cance for claims of new discoveries from 0.05 to 0.005”.1 The proposal is straightforward, but it must be correctly understood, as it targets new discoveries.


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Vaccines and immunotherapies
President's Column
A history of EMWA
An introduction to vaccines and immunotherapies
Immuno-oncology: Harnessing our immune system to fight cancer
Changing methods to assess targeted therapies in oncology
HIV vaccine clinical trials: An overview
Allergen immunotherapy in the European regulatory environment
Pharmacovigilance for vaccines and immunotherapies
Addressing vaccine hesitancy in writing
Results of the 2017 EMWA salary survey
Lay writing: Strategies for improving assent forms
The perils of the unknown: Missing data in clinical studies
Medical writing in China: Trends and opportunities
PhD student: A medical writer in the making!
News from the EMA
Medical Communications
Journal Watch
In the Bookstores
The Webscout
Teaching Medical Writing
Good Writing Practice
Medical Devices
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Entering medical communications as a non-native English speaker
Out on Our Own
Lingua Franca and Beyond

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