WASHINGTON--Bernard Fisher, MD, Distinguished Service Professor
of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, has won a court order requiring
that scientific misconduct labels be removed from citations of
his papers in federal databases (Cancerlit and Medline).
The labels were added at the insistence of the Office of Research
Integrity after last year's revelations of misconduct by a Montreal
participant in NSABP trials headed by Dr. Fisher. The government,
through faxes sent to distributors of the databases, will also
apologize for the labels, stating that Dr. Fisher's own research
has never been found to be at fault.