New Discovery Shakes the Foundation of Cancer Research By Dr. Mercola

15 October 2011 — Dr Mercola

  • Two widely cited, published cancer research studies contain fabricated data, will be retracted
  • The Mayo Clinic concluded that data about harnessing the immune system to fight cancer had been fabricated, resulting in the retraction of 17 papers in nine research journals
  • Cancer research in the United States needs to be scrutinized, as much is money-driven and based on developing new drugs

In a scandal that has reverberated around the world of cancer research, the Office of Research Integrity at the U.S. Department of Health found that a Boston University cancer scientist fabricated his findings. His work was published in two journals in 2009, and he’s been ordered to retract them. But important studies by other scientists like those at the Mayo Clinic, who based their work on his findings, could now make 10 years of their studies worthless, according to commentary in Gaia Health. – Read the rest here

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