Suit Over a Marker

A biotech company is suing a prostate cancer researcher for making false claims concerning a disease biomarker, reports Science Insider. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Robert Getzenberg, then at University of Pittsburgh and now at Johns Hopkins University, he found a biomarker, EPCA-2, for human prostate cancer that he and the University of Pittsburgh patented it.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

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