American Cancer Society replies to my reply.
I just got another email from ACS replying to my reply to their reply. Does it seem to you they are now disavowing responsibility for publishing the dental x-ray / brain tumor study? Here’s the email:
Thank you for your patience while our staff further researched your concerns about the recent study on dental x-rays causing brain tumors in the Cancer Journal. My staff informed me that Cancer publishes content independently of the American Cancer Society. This study underwent a peer review and was accepted by our editors. So that your concerns can be properly addressed, please direct your feedback to the Editorial Office below:
Carissa Gilman, Managing Editor
[CANCER, CANCER Cytopathology] Editorial Office American Cancer Society 250 Williams St NW Atlanta, GA 30303-1002 Fax #: (404) 551-5650 Phone #: (404) 327-6411
Thank you for contacting your American Cancer Society.
Online Cancer Information Specialist
Pass the buck, eh? Nice try, ACS! But, OK…. I’ll play! Here’s what I sent to the Managing Editor:
Dear Carissa Gilman,
I was referred to you by Ken (Online Cancer Information Specialist for the ACS). I have serious concerns about the so-called “study” you published about a possible connection between dental x-rays and meningiomas.
I look forward to hearing how this “study” got past “peer review,” as reported by Ken (see below). In my 24 years of practice, reading journals, and attending over 2,000 hours of continuing education, I’ve never come across a report in the literature so devoid of science. To claim it was “peer reviewed” is as ludicrous as the conclusions of the study.
To make this easy, I’ll cut and paste the letter I sent to the ACS along with the replies that followed (see below).
(I pasted copies of the correspondence between ACS and me in the email.)
Let’s see what happens next!