An emailer points us to a New York Times report on a medical test that has not been approved by the FDA because of a 1% false-positive rate -- the FDA takes that to mean "the test doesn't work."
Dr. Berchuck of Duke said only 1 of 3,000 women has ovarian cancer. So even if a screening test had a 1 percent rate of false positives, it would mean that 30 out of 3,000 women tested might be subject to unnecessary surgery for every one real case of cancer.Others say, what the hell, we take 'em out anyway, so what's the problem?
Rant wonders if any of the anti-doping tests dome recently at the Olympics which thus far have yielded few positives, mean anything. He points to Larry's excellent piece here on TBV.
Racejunkie "handicaps" the incomparable Vuelta which starts this weekend.
BBKE passes word of an EPO positive for Maribel Moreno, somehow dragging Landis in.
Magnificent Bastards has what purports to be a memo from Mr. Pound, "To all you ****ers that made fun of my name." We've tried real hard not to stoop to that particular attack -- there's so much more to criticize in a substantive way. And given the other content, we have to wonder if Mr. MB is a confident heterosexual.