Anil Potti resurfaces at South Carolina cancer center
Anil Potti, the oncologist who has been forced to retract four papers because of results that could not be reproduced, and resigned last fall from Duke, has a new job. He’s joined the Coastal Cancer Center, an oncology practice with four offices in South Carolina and one in North Carolina.
It’s not surprising that Potti’s Coastal Center bio leaves out any mention of his troubled research and the fact that he faked a Rhodes scholarship on a grant application. Investigations into what happened at Duke are ongoing.Potti has been trying to whitewash his past, hiring an online reputation management service, as the Duke Chronicle reported in April, to improve his Web search results.
The Coastal Cancer Center conducts clinical trials, according to its site. It’s unclear whether Potti will be participating in any of those trials, nor whether his patients know anything about his history. We’ll be trying to contact his new colleagues to learn more.
*Updated at 11:45 p.m. Eastern, 6/16/11. Thanks to Zachary Tracer for the correction.
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