Lung Cancer Study Under Fire

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It's a well-known fact that researchers who want to conduct experiments on human subjects must get informed consent from each of the partcipants, acknowledging the risks of said experiments, says The New York Times' Gardiner Harris. But the researchers who conducted a "controversial" and "widely publicized" lung cancer study in 2006, which involved more than 50,000 participants, say they can't locate about 90 percent of the consent forms, Harris says.

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