Pioneering gastroenterologist is accused of faking study results

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 12 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4193
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    An award winning researcher who pioneered the use of laser scanning confocal endomicroscopy in the United Kingdom to detect and treat early bowel cancer faked the results of a study published in the journal Gut, a General Medical Council panel was told this week.

    Paul Hurlstone, a consultant gastroenterologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust until August 2008, was the lead author on the study, published in February 2008.

    His research was featured on the BBC News website and in the Health Service Journal. But the paper was retracted at the request of all the authors in November …

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