In this guest blog, Professor Peter McCulloch introduces the IDEAL Collaboration: Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment and Long-term study to evaluate surgical innovation.
Many approved drugs are often removed from sale because their benefit to harm ratio is not acceptable. Research published today in BMC Medicine has investigated why this happens, and Joel Lexchin tells us more in this blog.
World Cancer Day is an international event that aims to unite the world against cancer. Here at the ISRCTN registry, we are showing our support by exploring some of the research we have registered in this field.
4th February marks the annual World Cancer Day, which aims to increase awareness about cancer. With the theme ‘We Can. I Can.’, in 2016 it encourages us to engage in specific actions to fight the disease. Guided by that, we highlight some of the latest advances in cancer research, which can help us to move even closer to fighting cancer.
Last week, BMC Medicine attended the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok to hear the debates regarding priority setting for universal health coverage. Here, we take a look at some of the highlights.
February is ‘American Heart Month’. Drs. Meredith Herzog and Kara Siegrist, cardiac anesthesiologists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and colleagues of Perioperative Medicine‘s Section Editor Dr Andrew Shaw, write about heart health and the current challenges and advances the population and health care system face to tackle heart disease.