Court Orders Scientific Misconduct Labels Removed From Fisher's Work

May 1, 1995

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).

WASHINGTON--Bernard Fisher, MD, Distinguished Service Professorof Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, has won a court order requiringthat scientific misconduct labels be removed from citations ofhis papers in federal databases (Cancerlit and Medline).

The labels were added at the insistence of the Office of ResearchIntegrity after last year's revelations of misconduct by a Montrealparticipant in NSABP trials headed by Dr. Fisher. The government,through faxes sent to distributors of the databases, will alsoapologize for the labels, stating that Dr. Fisher's own researchhas never been found to be at fault.