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National Cancer Institute Researcher Was Months Late in Notifying Authorities about Deaths

October 24, 2016

(Washington Post) – A National Cancer Institute researcher running a lymphoma trial was late by several months in notifying authorities that two patients had died of fungal infections that might have been caused by the experimental treatment, officials have concluded. The reporting lapses were described Friday by National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, acting NCI Director Doug Lowy and other officials at a meeting of a new board that is advising Collins on patient safety and other issues at NIH’s flagship hospital, the Clinical Center.

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