CRN
Cancer Communication Research Center
Blog

Public understanding of science and public belief in the credibility of scientists take a hit every once in a while. Cases of misconduct in cancer research are very unusual but when they do occur, they can make for the sorts of stories that journalists and their editors find impossible to ignore. Such is the case with the recent scandal at Duke University (The Economist, September 10, 2011, page 91-92) concerning an approach for predicting which chemotherapies are most effective for individual lung, breast, or ovarian cancer patients. Despite the fact that large majorities of cancer researchers do credible work, this is the sort of startling case that can give the whole profession a black eye.

Jim Dearing
Director/PI, CCRC
KPCO

Written by CCRC at 13:04

0 Comments :

Comment

Tags

Latest Comments

Archive