Reactionary approach inhibits progressBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6923.271b (Published 22 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:271
- M Baum
- Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ.
EDITOR, - I suppose it was predictable that the paper by Jeffrey S Tobias and Robert L Souhami would provoke a barrage of ill informed and hostile comment.1 I particularly took exception to the letter by Emberton and colleagues,2 which cited work from my own group3 to justify their reactionary position.
The Cancer Research Campaign trial for the surgical management of primary breast cancer set out to recruit 2000 patients randomised …