University requests 20 retractions of cancer papers following probe

Santosh Katiyar

A university and medical center have requested a batch of retractions following an investigation that found 20 papers by a cancer researcher contained manipulated images.

The request, from University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) and Birmingham VA Medical Center, focuses on papers by Santosh Katiyar, who explored alternative approaches to treating skin cancer in animal models.

For more, see our story out today in The Scientist.

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5 thoughts on “University requests 20 retractions of cancer papers following probe”

  1. The university and medical center requested a total of 20 papers be retracted, according to UAB research integrity officer Pam Bounelis. “Certain published images within those papers were not substantiated by available data, or the scientific conclusions of the publication were not supported,” Bounelis tells Retraction Watch. “Dr. Katiyar’s employment at UAB was ended on May 1, 2017.”
    In an email, Bounelis says a journal alerted UAB to concerns about Katiyar’s work in 2012 and the university began looking into the allegations then. UAB declined to share a copy of the report of the investigation.

    5 years to come to a conclusion. More time to harvest grants?

  2. NIH reporter shows that he is now employed as Professor by Morehouse Medical School, and, unbelievably, has current funding from NCI to continue this research through 2020.

  3. He published at least 7 papers in 2017.
    Well done University of Alabama Birmingham!

    How many years will you need to retract the invalide papers?

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