Navigation Links
The REMARK checklist explained: How to use guidelines on reporting tumor marker prognostic studies
Date:5/29/2012

In an "elaboration and explanation" of the REMARK (Reporting Recommendations for Tumor Marker Prognostic Studies) checklist, Doug Altman of the University of Oxford, UK and colleagues provide a detailed reference for authors on important issues to consider when designing, conducting, analyzing and reporting tumor marker prognostic studies. Writing in this week's PLoS Medicine (and co-published in BMC Medicine) the authors explain the checklist items in detail and illustrate each one with published examples of good reporting.

In this Guidelines and Guidance article, the authors say: "Physicians seek information about tumor markers to inform therapeutic decisions for individual patients... In order for information about the utility of tumor markers to be appropriately evaluated, the methods used to study the markers and the results generated must be fully reported."

Incomplete reporting of prognostic marker studies in cancer and other specialities is a regrettably frequent occurrence. The REMARK recommendations (published in 2005) provide criteria for assessing the completeness of reporting of such studies, though it is important to highlight that REMARK should not be used to dictate standards for the quality of research. Instead, it is intended to be a useful tool to assist with assembling the necessary information for judging the quality and relevance of research. Altman and colleagues aim to educate users of the REMARK checklist, leading to more effective implementation of its recommendations, and as a result, more consistent, high quality reporting of tumor marker studies.

The authors comment: "Good reporting reveals the strengths and weaknesses of a study and facilitates sound interpretation and application of study results. The REMARK recommendations may also aid in planning new studies, and may be helpful for peer reviewers and editors in their evaluation of manuscripts."


'/>"/>
Contact: Clare Weaver
press@plos.org
44-122-344-2834
Public Library of Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pelosi, Senior Democrats Remarks at News Conference on Repealing Health Insurance Industry Anti-Trust Exemption
2. Pelosi Remarks at Bipartisan Meeting at Blair House on Health Insurance Reform
3. Pelosi Remarks at Press Availability on Health Insurance Reform
4. Heart Aflutter? Remarkable New Images Show What it Looks Like in 4-D
5. Pelosi Remarks at Photo Opportunity with the National Association of Public Hospitals
6. Pelosi Remarks at Enrollment Ceremony for Senate Health Insurance Reform Bill
7. Publication of World Health Report 2000 an act of remarkable courage, says school expert
8. Women & Infants receives support from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
9. Dolphins remarkable recovery from injury offers important insights for human healing
10. Home palliative sedation checklist may ease concerns
11. Hospital Checklists Reduce Surgical Complications, Deaths: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... franchises from across the country gathered at the La Valencia Hotel in San ... PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking away with ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... York (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Regular ... and find themselves having to wait longer to access the treadmills. It’s a predictable ... Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get in shape by joining gyms, starting new ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Boar’s Head ... just in time for this weekend’s Big Game. Take the stress out of your ... will keep your guests happy at every stage of the game. , “The key ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... At its annual meeting held ... as Chairman of the National Board of Directors. Mr. McDermott succeeds former APDA Chairman, ... stated Leslie A. Chambers , APDA President and CEO. “Pat has tirelessly served ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Stuart Bentkover, ... technology, the PicoSure. Designed to provide the most effective tattoo removal today, Dr. Bentkover ... unmatched results. , Developed by Cynosure, the PicoSure has been approved by the Food ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , February 5, 2016 ... new market research report "Fetal (Labor & Delivery) and ... Antepartum), Warmer, Incubator, Pulse Oximeter, Phototherapy/Jaundice Management Devices, CPAP, ... by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the global market over ... is estimated at USD 6.28 Billion in 2015 and ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 2016 For hospitals considering enrollment in the ... in the program, the Health Resources and Services Administration,s ... , Mega-Guidance , could have significant impact on plans ... September 2016. Essential Insights , Daniel ... summarizes the Mega-Guidance,s key proposed changes, including a new ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... FOSTER CITY, Calif. , Feb. 4, 2016 ... (the "Company") today announced it has entered into ... and Exchange Commission (SEC) fully resolving the SEC,s ... Practices Act (FCPA).  Under the terms of the ... total of $12.8 million, including disgorgement, pre-judgment interest ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: