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Medical Cancer Research Fraud

  1. Oct 16, 2011 #1

    Drakkith

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    From here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...massive-fraud-in-cancer-research.aspx?np=true


    The fraudulent findings included fabricated data here:
    (Links to each one are in the article)

    Just wondering if anyone knows how bad this really is. Was this particular research in heavy use or anything?
     
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  3. Oct 16, 2011 #2

    Evo

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    Doesn't sound too bad.

    http://articles.boston.com/2011-08-10/news/29872807_1_research-misconduct-research-integrity-papers [Broken]
     
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  4. Oct 16, 2011 #3

    Drakkith

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    That's good to know Evo. Thanks!
     
  5. Oct 16, 2011 #4

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    While that is certainly interesting about the research fraud, I would be weary of other "health info" pushed on that website. Reading the whole article really shows the true colors of the author--He's unhappy with peer-review and the scientific processes. Why? Who knows, but my guess is crankdom--the rejection of his ideas by mainstream clinicians and scientists.

    A little reading of the comments section and you get the general flavor of his target audience--Antivaxers, antichemoers, antimodern mediciners etc

    In fact one commenter went so far as to claim Pasture a "liar" and the whole past 100 years of medical science is nothing but science fiction.

    The good Dr. Mercola over steps his quick (rather dull) logic however in denouncing peer-review when he offers his "advice" for avoiding cancer by supporting his "steps" with "peer-reviewed" findings. Something about glass house Dr. Mercola, something about glass houses.....

    So we find it isn't peer-review the doctor has a bone to pick with, only peer-review which doesn't agree with his ideas and the ideas of his movement.

    Is that snake-oil in your trousers?

    Anytime you read articles at blogs like these, especially regarding important issues like health, it would help to be mindful of the agendas being pushed.

    My 2 cents
     
  6. Oct 16, 2011 #5

    Borek

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    I don't get it - how come someone did 10 years of research based on results published in 2009?
     
  7. Oct 16, 2011 #6

    Evo

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    That's what the crackpot said.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2011 #7

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    Hrmm. Good question. I found the following at the following link from the article: http://gaia-health.com/articles501/000510-drug-study-corruption.shtml [Broken]

    Apparently whoever wrote the original article I quoted didn't get their information straight? If not, I apologize for not looking closer at it.
     
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  9. Oct 17, 2011 #8

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    That's the good thing about science: it corrects itself! In 2011 there have been 5 (partial) retractions in Science. Here's a recent news feature in Nature on it:

    http://www.nature.com/news/2011/111005/full/478026a.html
     
  10. Oct 17, 2011 #9

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