Researchers’ Inability to Reproduce Results from Previous Cancer Studies Could Increase Pressure on Clinical Laboratories and Diagnostic Technology Developers
Pathologists in medical laboratories creating laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) should be aware that some in the scientific community want more transparency about technology and methods
Developers of clinical laboratory tests and medical diagnostic technologies might soon be feeling the pressure to increase their push for transparency and standards that ultimately would make replication easier.
That’s thanks to a review project’s inability to reproduce results from three of five high-profile cancer studies.
The review project is called the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology and is a collaboration between network provider Science Exchange of Palo Alto, Calif., and the Center for Open Science in Charlottesville, Va. They attempted to independently replicate selected results from high-profile cancer biology papers in an open fashion. (more…)