Altman, Lawrence K. "U.S. Has 3 Experts Reviewing Breast Cancer Study," New York Times,
16 March 1994, p. B7.
It is reported that NCI has three independent (have had no connection with the National Surgical
Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project) statisticians investigating the data. The three statisticians
will not investigate a case-by-case audit of the data but will examine the data remaining after the
know falsifications are removed.
The clear message here: the public deserves reassurance that the lumpectomy is as effective as
the radical mastectomy, a recommendation which has been women for the last decade.