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'A VICTORY': Bernard Fisher accepted a favorable settlement in a long-running dispute with the government and the University of Pittsburgh.
Showered with praise, apology, and a financial settlement, cancer surgeon Bernard Fisher has triumphed in a three-year struggle to defend his reputation. In 1994, the University of Pittsburgh acceded to demands by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to remove Fisher after 27 years as chairman and principal investigator of the federally funded National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP). Earlier, Fisher had told NCI that an NSABP investigator in Canada had falsified records of women in a study. The Office of Research Integrity later filed charges of scientific misconduct against Fisher. He responded by initiating...

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