Could 89% of Landmark Cancer Research Be Untruthful?

Green Med Info – by Eleni Roumeliotou

The last years several different studies investigating the objectivity of scientific research have shown that this quality of science may be seriously compromised by industrial funding. In fact, it looks like the scientific literature is contaminated with a growing number of tainted studies, which may reach 89%, the results of which are not reproducible by any means. This means that to an extent, we have based our healthcare and clinical guidelines on fake studies that reported untruthful results in order to accommodate the interests of industrial corporations.  

Cancer is a major killer in US. The American Cancer Society reports that in 2012, more than half a million Americans died from cancer, while more than 1.6 million new cases were diagnosed. Given the seriousness of these statistics and the necessity of evidence-based medicine, it would make sense to trust that honest, objective research is tirelessly trying to find the best cancer therapies out there. In March 2012, Nature, the famous high-impact factor scientific journal, published a shocking study. Glenn Begley and Lee Ellis double checked the results of 53 landmark studies in cancer research, but they were only able to reproduce the published results in 11% of them.

There are two very worrying points here. First of all, the cross-checked studies were published in high-impact factor journals and secondly, they have served as the basis for the “state of the art” cancer therapies that millions of people are receiving this very moment. Unfortunately, the authors were not able to disclose these fake studies, because when they contacted the original authors and asked for details of the experiments, they had to sign an agreement that they would not disclose their findings or sources. This shows that the scientists, who published the tainted research, were all along, fully aware of the discrepancies of their articles and criminally conscious of the fact that they were misleading the medical and public opinion.

The connection and support that many scientists enjoy from big pharmaceutical companies seems to be the core of this problem.  Exposing such connections should be enough to either limit this situation or at least put the credibility of the study in question. However, most people involved in such interactions try to hide them as much as possible. While all authors are gently encouraged to sign the conflict of interest and funding statements prior to publication of their work, data show that only a small percentage of scientists publishing research on anticancer targeted therapies disclose potential sources of bias. A study from the University of Michigan has found that only 29% of cancer studies report conflict of interest.

This situation is certainly not limited to the area of cancer research.  In fact, clinical guidelines may be severely biased as well. While very few authors of clinical practice guidelines declare conflict of interest, a big percentage of those who do, have financial relationships with the pharmaceutical industry that may range from consultancy, equity/stock ownership to old-fashioned research support. These reports paint a disturbing picture indeed and suggest that there is good chance that the greatest part of the clinical healthcare and medical system has slowly been established on corrupted foundations.


11 thoughts on “Could 89% of Landmark Cancer Research Be Untruthful?

  1. Excellent, a topic worth discussing.

    Chemicals (incl adverse environmental factors, eg too much sun, heat, cold, etc) are harmful to our cells. THIS IS THE REAL MAJOR SOURCE FOR “cancer”. Have anyone ever demonstrated supposed cancer cells multiplying at enormously crazy rates??? There is your answer to what really is ‘cancer’.

  2. Ever since the AMA was founded in 1847 it has increased it’s grip on the medical profession, reducing the options for people to heal themselves by natural means.

    Working closely with Big Pharma, they also made sure to fill their coffers, never mind trying to find a cure.

    Why is it cancer rates have been skyrocketing since the 1950s? Has anyone connected that fact to the splitting of the atom, which doesn’t occur in nature? The death dealing of nuclear weapons, DU ammunition and NPPs?

    The fudging of cancer research doesn’t surprise me one bit. After all, everything corporate is about the money, not health. People be damned.

    And, TG, man has withstood heat, cold, sun and the weather for how many thousands of years?

    1. Not entirely correct #1, it is much simpler than you can imagine.

      Perhaps you lack the bio-science background?! It is just as I have described above. So-called “cancer” is merely a description of the SYMPTOMS, not the “cause of the symptoms”. Do you understand?!

      If not, I can further fill you in the details. Take care! 🙂

      1. “Not entirely correct #1”

        It can’t get much simpler than taking enough vitamin B-17 every day.

        1. Hey #1,Digger,NC,Just wanted to say thanx for burnin one for me on 420 and to show my appreciation to you guys I ATE A WHOLE PLATE OF FRESH PICKED MUSHROOMS just for you fine gentleman,the credit goes to my wifey Rita who skunked my ass again finding the majority of our delightful treat,going turkey hunting at daylite and hope to be eating some bird and more morrels in you guys honor tommorrow.LOL

          1. Still recovering from that. 🙁

            btw Steve, you couldn’t eat a whole plate of the mushrooms I used to pick fresh up in Oregon, back in the eighties.

            If you did, we wouldn’t be having this conversation right now. LOL

          2. Yep #1 I picked me a few of those liberty caps in them feilds in Oregon 🙂 and they make good omlets and pizza toppings, they make ya laugh all night too LOL. They sure did make me see god and god is good. :). I am trying to make it out there to Ore. again some day – That is my home state ya know Gold Beach, Ore. LOL yep it is all right, Gods country in more ways than one in that neck of the woods it is. 🙂

          3. I used to pick mine in Blodgett Corners, digger, just down the road from Philomath, and not far from Corvallis. Used to pick wild blackberries on the way back from the pastures.

          4. Hey #1 I used to love the shrooms when I lived in houston and had no idea they grew that far north,I would boil em down,strain it and add the juice to double strength frozen OJ making a gallon of shroomy Oj ,You didnt taste anything but orange juice and you damn sure didnt want more than a juice glass full,some of my wilder friends would eat them right off the cowpatties yuck yuck,it is understandable why they are “illegal” something that makes you laugh til your sides hurt is DANGEROUS,glad gubberment cares about us.nite all

  3. Very seriously speaking, after reading the mushroom anecdotes, if you people want to see natural cancer cures just visit http://www.cancertutor (dot) com

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