Sat, Aug 2, 2014, 5:16 AM EDT - U.S. Markets closed

Recent

% | $
Click the to save as a favorite.

Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (SNTA) Message Board

  • teresadactyl teresadactyl Jun 3, 2013 11:47 AM Flag

    Fudstein’s negative spin aka..LIE

    Classic mendacity by omission



    NOTE: the writer concludes this segment of the results was NOT statistically significant, True.

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • Fudstein’s negative spin aka..LIE

      Classic mendacity by omission

      “The overall survival hazard ratio for the 252 adenocarcinoma patients is 0.82, which translates into an 18 percent reduction in the risk of death. Median overall survival for ganetespib/docetaxel was 9.8 months compared to 7.4 months for docetaxel….The result was not statistically significant…”

      NOTE: the writer concludes this segment of the results was NOT statistically significant, True.

      “ [From the subset of 176 "normal progressors]…The latest overall survival hazard ratio is 0.61, or a 39 percent reduction in the risk of death. At the median, ganetespib/docetaxale increased overall survival by 4.3 months over docetaxel alone (10.7 months versus 6.4 months.)…”

      NOTE the writer fails to mention that this segment of results was VERY, repeat VERY statistically significant..See the end of the chart in SNTA’s press release:

      Adjusted “P” values (measure of how statistically significant and the lower the number the better.) using SNTA’s drug in this segment of the results were: p=0.0075.

      Anything below P = 0.0500 is statistically significant.

      P = 0.0075 is a HOME RUN

      The market is reflecting the acceptance of this mendacity. Unrefuted by SNTA as fact.

      Until the conference call later today.

      Buy this dip.

      • 1 Reply to teresadactyl
      • Hard to believe that a less than significant writer and bio "expert" could have such a negative impact on seemingly very good data. The boys better hit it out of the park during their presentation and conference call or even Bruce might be a tad less than happy.

        How could this nonsense happen all over again, after seemingly positive headlines and supporting data?

 
SNTA
3.85-0.10(-2.53%)Aug 1 4:00 PMEDT

Trending Tickers

i
Trending Tickers features significant U.S. stocks showing the most dramatic increase in user interest in Yahoo Finance in the previous hour over historic norms. The list is limited to those equities which trade at least 100,000 shares on an average day and have a market cap of more than $300 million.