Latest John P. A. Ioannidis Stories

2013-07-17 10:17:59

Clinical trials of drug treatments for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's often fail because the animal studies that preceded them were poorly designed or biased in their interpretation, according to a new study from an international team of researchers. More stringent requirements are needed to assess the significance of animal studies before testing the treatments in human patients, the researchers say. The team - led by John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, a professor of...

Cancer Link To Certain Foods Challenged
2012-12-03 05:52:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Many of the studies claiming to link certain types of food with an increased or decreased risk of cancer provide "weak" or only "nominally significant" statistical evidence to support their claims, according to new research. As part of the study, which has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Jonathan Schoenfeld of the Harvard School of Public Health and John Ioannidis of Stanford University identified 50...

2010-05-27 13:34:46

While genome-wide association (GWA) studies have identified several genetic risk factors for common cancers, their predictive power is limited by their small effect sizes, according to a new study published online May 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In the past few years, several GWA studies have reported a large number of gene-disease associations with diverse cancers. But there is ongoing debate on the robustness of these studies and the expensive technology used to...

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