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Conflicts of Interest in Lung Cancer Study

Entrants: Paul Goldberg

Affiliation: The Cancer Letter

Trade Publications/Newsletters

Year: 2008

Place: First Place

Provide a brief synopsis of the story or stories, including any significant findings.

A year-long investigation revealed egregious, undeclared conflicts on interest on the part of a group of scientists who advocated for early detection of lung cancer.

Judges' comments: Goldberg's meticulously researched series revealed astonishing conflicts of interest by the authors of several scientific papers - published in major medical journals - promoting the use of CT scans in the early detection of lung cancer. Goldberg's bold and uncompromising reports - delivered with clear-eyed perspective - cast a light on the dark side of medical-journal findings, which many major media report without question. Health-care consumers, who often rely on such mainstream media reports to inform their decisions without knowing the back story, were well-served by the Cancer Letter's extraordinary investigative pieces.

Read "Conflicts of Interest in Lung Cancer Study."

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