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Breast cancer researcher accused of serious scientific misconduct

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 12 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:398
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The only trial showing that bone marrow transplants for breast cancer could prolong life is now being sharply questioned after the study's lead investigator was accused of serious scientific misconduct.

    The trial, led by Werner Bezwoda, of the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, looked at high dose chemotherapy followed by bone marrow transplantation in women whose cancer had spread to 10 or more lymph nodes.

    The results of Dr Bezwoda's research were …

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