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German scientists withdraw research paper on cancer vaccine

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.637-a (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:637
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    More than three years after publishing a research paper in Nature Medicine, 15 German scientists retracted it because of “several incorrect statements and the erroneous presentation of primary data, results and conclusions” (Nature Medicine 2003;9: 1221 ).

    The paper, whose lead author was Alexander Kugler, then senior registrar in the urology department of Göttingen University Hospital, presented a small clinical trial …

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