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Letters Restoring invisible and abandoned trials

Who is responsible for publishing the results of old trials?

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 10 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7199
  1. Alvaro Sanz Rubiales, oncologist1
  1. 1Hospital Universitario del Rio Hortega, Valladolid, Spain
  1. asrubiales{at}

I have a problem: I guard the results of a trial that was published only as an abstract at the European Cancer Conference in 1995.1 2 My then “boss” (and first author) asked a fellow resident and me to recover patient data, …

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