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EQUATOR Oncology

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The EQUATOR mission is to achieve accurate, complete, and transparent reporting of all health research studies to support research reproducibility and usefulness. In addition to our main EQUATOR website we have begun compiling specialist collections of resources about reporting for individual specialties which we hope will provide practical help to clinicians and researchers in the implementation of reporting guidelines within their research. This oncology specialist collection is the first such collection and it is at an early stage of development. In the meantime, whilst we develop a comprehensive resource, we hope that the information and resources highlighted here are helpful to oncology researchers.


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About this specialty resource
EQUATOR Oncology Current Awareness Bulletin
Quality of reporting of randomised controlled trials in oncology
Statistical controversies in clinical research
Useful resources and references for oncology researchers
Oncology-related organisations
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What’s new

Review of oncology-specific reporting guidelines
The UK EQUATOR Centre has recently published an article in the British Journal of Cancer entitled ‘Reporting guidelines for oncology research: helping to maximise the impact of your research‘. An editorial published in the same journal praised this first step by EQUATOR Oncology.
Read the news item
Read the review
Read the BJC Editorial ‘EQUATOR-Oncology: reducing the latitude of cancer trial design and reporting’

Latest issue: EQUATOR Oncology Current Awareness Bulletin
Read the latest issue of our EQUATOR Oncology Current Awareness Bulletin: May 2018 issue

New publications of interest
Gyawali B, Shimokata T, Honda K, Ando Y. Reporting harms more transparently in trials of cancer drugs. BMJ. 2018;363:k4383. PMID: 30385466

Pe M, Dorme L, Coens C, Basch E, Calvert M, Campbell A, Cleeland C, Cocks K, Collette L, Dirven L, Dueck AC, Devlin N, Flechtner HH, Gotay C, Griebsch I, Groenvold M, King M, Koller M, Malone DC, Martinelli F, Mitchell SA, Musoro JZ, Oliver K, Piault-Louis E, Piccart M, Pimentel FL, Quinten C, Reijneveld JC, Sloan J, Velikova G, Bottomley A. Statistical analysis of patient-reported outcome data in randomised controlled trials of locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer: a systematic review. Lancet Oncol. 2018;19(9):e459-e69. PMID: 30191850

Visit our archive of previously highlighted new publications and resources of interest.



National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) 2016 conference
The EQUATOR Oncology lead (Angela MacCarthy) attended the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) 2016 conference in Liverpool, UK. Angela presented a poster, describing (i) some research on the quality of oncology trial reporting for publication and (ii) EQUATOR Oncology. View the poster (PDF)

EQUATOR Oncology leaflet
Download our EQUATOR Oncology promotional leaflet



The development of this cancer-specific project within the EQUATOR Network is funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

Contact us

We welcome your comments and suggestions on the development of this project. Please email us at: angela.maccarthy@ndorms.ox.ac.uk


This page was last updated on: 6 November 2018