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So Sad It’s Funny: The Retraction Debacle Continues

May 25, 2012 by

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You may remember my post called “A Retraction Here, A Retraction There. . .A Few Upsetting ‘Whats’ Before The ‘Why’”   (alluding to that Everett Dirksen quote, “”A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money”). In the context of scientific paper retractions , that post was specifically on cancer research, Today I […]

How’d We Get in This Cancer Research ‘Fine Mess’–and How Do We Get Out?

April 27, 2012 by

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Remember C. Glenn Begley from “‘A Fine Mess We’re In’: Majority of Cancer Research Findings Not Replicable“? He made somewhat of a splash by asserting that the war on cancer is partially being lost due to sloppy research practices. Ring a bell? Here goes: The failure to win “the war on cancer” has been blamed […]

A Retraction Here, A Retraction There. . .A Few Upsetting ‘Whats’ Before The ‘Why’

April 26, 2012 by

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 “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money” ~attributed to Everett Dirksen Unfortunately for us, the phrase goes differently–and, in cancer research, we’re already talking about ‘real money.’ A retraction of a scientific paper on cancer here, a retraction there. . .and pretty soon you’re talking about a real fiasco–for scientists, […]

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