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Audit team finds further faults with doctor's results

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 12 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1143
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    Disgraced South African scientist and practising oncologist Werner Bezwoda faces an uncertain future after a scientific audit team found further serious irregularities in his work on controversial high dose chemotherapy used in breast cancer.

    Dr Bezwoda lost his post at the University of the Witwatersrand after some of the research he presented in the United States in 1999 proved to have been falsified (BMJ 2000;320:398). The audit team was sent to South Africa by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, at the request of Witwatersrand University, to look into the research and report on its findings, which …

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