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Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process

Archive for the ‘clinical cancer research’ Category

Cancer cell line mixup leads to retraction

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ccr 9-15At team of researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center has retracted a paper after realizing that the cell lines they were using weren’t what they thought they were.

Here’s the detailed notice: Read the rest of this entry »

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Papers on potential cancer drugs retracted for image manipulation

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September 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

A fifth retraction for former Pitt and Hopkins oncology researcher Getzenberg

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ccrA cancer researcher whose work was the subject of a lawsuit has retracted his fifth paper, this one from 2004.

Robert Getzenberg, formerly of the University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins, has had two papers on prostate cancer biomarkers retracted, and two on colon cancer. The newly retracted paper is about a potential bladder cancer biomarker.

Here’s the notice from Clinical Cancer Research: Read the rest of this entry »

Scientist whose work is “not fully supported by the available laboratory records” to retract 8 more papers

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SK Manna

SK Manna

Yesterday, we reported that Sunil Kumar Manna, the head of immunology at India’s Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, had retracted two papers for image problems.

Turns out Manna will be retracting eight more, he told us today. Here they are: Read the rest of this entry »

Retractions three and four for Hopkins cancer biomarker group

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ccrA group of cancer researchers formerly centered at Johns Hopkins have retracted two more studies. The previous two retracted papers — one of which was the focus of a lawsuit — were about prostate cancer, while the new retractions are of papers about colon cancer.

Here’s the notice for one paper: Read the rest of this entry »

Five retractions for cancer research team for manipulated figures

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The International Journal of Cancer, a Wiley title, has retracted a pair of articles from a group at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, for image manipulation.

The papers, from the lab of Adi Gazdar, the W. Ray Wallace Distinguished Chair in Molecular Oncology Research who is known for his massive collection of human cancer cells, were published in 2005.

The first was titled “Aberrant methylation of Reprimo in human malignancies.” According to the retraction notice: Read the rest of this entry »

Tenth Potti retraction appears, in Clinical Cancer Research

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Anil Potti and his colleagues have retracted another paper, “Characterizing the Clinical Relevance of an Embryonic Stem Cell Phenotype in Lung Adenocarcinoma,” originally published in the December 15, 2009, issue of Clinical Cancer Research.

According to the notice: Read the rest of this entry »


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