Journal retractions in oncology: a bibliometric study
A study on journal retractions in oncology, by Pan Pantziarka and Lydie Meheus from the Anticancer Fund, has been published in Future Oncology, a highly respected cancer research journal with an international reach.
The study of scientific publications reveals that retracted articles, including some about fake cancer cures, can remain available for more than 3 years, before they are withdrawn. The Anticancer Fund has investigated the problem because of the danger that misinformation poses for cancer patients. Well over 50 percent of cancer patients look for information about treatments on the internet and consult the scientific literature.
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