I do not profess to understand the intricacies of the statistical
methodology discussed in this article. But the call by the authors for the
withdrawal of Beral & Peto's 2010 editorial sounds like scientific
I hope the group of highly eminent authors are not advocating
I hope they do support the British Medical Association (BMA) members
who voted for libel reform. http://www.libelreform.org/
Irrespective of the merits of one argument, it should be up to the
readers and peers to make their own judgements.
Disapproval of a scientific hypothesis does not mean that the said
hypothesis should be extinguished from scientific literature.
Competing interests: 1. Scepticism about comparison of national survival statistics born out of experience with prostate cancer statistics which is highly susceptible to various biases.http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/types/prostate/survival/