Werner Bezwoda

A South African researcher who reported that high-dose chemotherapy improved survival in breast cancer. An external audit performed by oncologists R. Weiss and R. Beberidge found that only 62 patients—of the reported 151 patients—had actually been treated; none had been randomized; the data was thus deemed fraudulent
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Werner Bezwoda que falsifico sus datos para avalar la aplicacion del transplante de medula osea y quimioterapias masivas en el caso de cancer de mama, lo que provoco que miles de mujeres fueron tratadas mediante un metodo agresivo, inefectivo, y mortal en muchos casos.
She writes: "In March 2000, Werner Bezwoda, a cancer researcher at South Africa's Witwatersrand University, was fired after conducting medical experiments involving very high doses of chemotherapy on black breast-cancer patients, possibly without their knowledge or consent.
Officials at Johannesburg's University of Witwatersrand announced that it is investigating Professor Werner Bezwoda for scientific misconduct for misrepresenting the study's results.