Critical appraisal:Long GV, Stroyakovskiy D, Gogas H, Levchenko E, de Braud F, Larkin J, et al 2015 2

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Risk of bias assessment: randomised controlled trial

Was the trial double-blinded?
I am reasonably certain that the trial was double-blinded (eg identical placebo, active placebo, double-dummy, no revealing side-effects).
Was the treatment allocation schedule concealed?
Adequately concealed (e.g. central randomisation, numbered or coded bottles, drugs prepared by pharmacy).
Were all randomised participants included in the analysis?
No exclusions or survival analysis used with all subjects included (>95% follow-up for all groups).
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How was the allocation schedule generated?
Adequate (e.g. random number table, computer random generator, coin tossing, card shuffling)
Overall risk of bias
Low risk of bias Additional comments: Please replace this text and include any additional comments in regards to your risk of bias rating


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Article
Long GV, Stroyakovskiy D, Gogas H, Levchenko E, de Braud F, Larkin J, et al. Dabrafenib and trametinib versus dabrafenib and placebo for Val600 BRAF-mutant melanoma: a multicentre, double-blind, phase 3 randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2015 Aug 1;386(9992):444-51 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26037941.
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