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New Treatments, Your Health and Statistics

(2) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 3:45 PM

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug for treatment of advanced breast cancer. Media reports say its approval was based on results of a clinical trial in which 991 patients with an aggressive form of the cancer received either of two pills...

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2013: The International Year of... Statistics

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 12:18 PM

It's a scene we statisticians know all too well. The passenger next to us asks, "So, what do you do?" "I'm a statistician," we reply, bracing for impact. "That was the worst course I ever took," our seatmate exclaims. "I had to take it for my major, but didn't understand...

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