'Anecdote Is Not Science' | GenomeWeb

'Anecdote Is Not Science'


In an op-ed for The New York Times, oncologist Frederick Tucker Jr. says that despite the criticism FDA received when it rescinded approval for the use of cancer drug Avastin for the treatment of breast cancer, and despite a push from maker Genentech to get it reapproved, FDA should stick to its guns — because when it comes to breast cancer, Avastin doesn't work.

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