Cancer study fail

There must be a culturally-creative way around this sticking point of human (and corporate) nature. Required reporting, as with industrial accidents? Anonymous publication? A Nobel Prize for the best idea that didn’t pan out?

Medicine | A medical journal says a vast amount of cancer research is never published, perhaps because clinical trials show the drugs or treatments didn’t work. That deprives other researchers of valuable knowledge. Why this happens: scientists, medical journals and drug firms all have an interest in touting breakthroughs and not failure. [Business Week, Oncologist]

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