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Cancer specialist found guilty of misconduct

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 23 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1193
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    A publication in Nature Medicine by the cancer specialist Alexander Kugler and 14 other authors from Göttingen, Tübingen, and Berlin does not fulfil the criteria of good clinical practice.

    This is the verdict of a committee from Göttingen University, which was supported by four renowned external scientists.

    In 2000 Kugler, then a senior registrar in the urology department of Göttingen University Hospital, had published a prizewinning clinical study claiming that kidney cancer can be treated effectively and safely with a vaccine …

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