Between news release hype and peer-reviewed publication, patients wait in limbo

There is a delay of about 300 days from the time a drug company issues a news release about a new study of a cancer drug, to the time the complete results of the study are are published in a peer-reviewed journal.

This according to a study published last week in JAMA Oncology.

This certainly raises the question of why does it take so long?

But it also raises some very different questions touching on issues we see frequently:

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