Dear Dr. Fontanarosa, Editor-in-Chief the Journal of the American Medical Association and the JAMA Network
As you are already keenly aware, on December 9th, JAMA Oncology, part of the AMA family of journals, published what purports to be a review of radiofrequency (RF) radiation and cancer by David Robert Grimes.
Grimes’s paper is rife with distortions and omissions. It is a disservice to the AMA and to all those who care about public health. I urge you, as the current editor-in-chief of all AMA journals, to retract this paper.
Here are four reasons why you should set the record straight as soon as possible:
Grimes gets the science wrong.
Grimes is not qualified to write the review.
Grimes’s affiliation with Oxford University is tenuous, at best.
Grimes misreports his statements on behalf of the telecom industry in the published conflict of interest (CoI) disclosure.