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Alliance between medical profession and consumers already exists in breast cancer

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7125.148b (Published 10 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:148
  1. Hazel Thornton, Chairmana
  1. Consumers' Advisory Group for Clinical Trials
  2. a “Saionara”, 31 Regent Street, Rowhedge, Colchester CO5 7EA

    Editor—The alliance between the medical profession and consumers that Liberati calls for in his editorial1 is already a reality in the Britain; was promoted by its chairman (me) at the exploratory meeting of the Cochrane Collaboration Breast Cancer Review Group in Sydney, Australia, in August 1995; and is collaborating with interested clinicians in Germany to set up a similar group. It has received NHS funding for a project, “Using a consumers' advisory group to increase accrual into …

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