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Research and audit 

Research and audit
Research and audit

James Harvey

, Sue Down

, Rachel Bright-Thomas

, John Winstanley

, and Hugh Bishop

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date: 16 October 2021

Research and audit. Breast cancer is at the forefront of research and the development of new treatment strategies. All doctors must demonstrate their participation in audit for appraisal and revalidation. This chapter explains the difference between research and audit, and describes the process which should be followed when planning to undertake any study. The practicalities of funding and ethical approval are discussed. Clinical trials are described in some detail to facilitate the critique of available evidence. Finally, the process of setting up a clinical trial is covered.

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