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A new analysis article on bmj.com discusses the story of a surgical colon cancer trial, that was started 30 years ago and then abandoned, and the data lost.
In this podcast Helen Macdonald talks to Tom Treasure from Imperial College London, who has unearthed the data and now published the research. Also joining the discussion is Peter Doshi, one of the instigators of the RIAT initiative set up to encourage this kind of work to correct the scientific record.
Read the full article: http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g2085