Report: Former Duke cancer researcher falsified data

Dr. Anil Potti

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A new report released by the Federal Government’s Office of Research Integrity shows that a former cancer researcher at Duke University “engaged in research misconduct.”

Dr. Anil Potti was a cancer searcher at Duke’s Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy.

He resigned in 2010 after an investigation confirmed Potti had lied about some of his credentials.

The Federal Government’s Office of Research Integrity released a report Wednesday stating that Potti had “engaged in research misconduct” by falsifying data sets that clinical trials at Duke were based on. Some of the patients in the study died. A lawsuit was filed and Duke settled.

As part of the sanctions, Potti has agreed to have supervision for any NIH-funded research he conducts in the next five years.

Potti has recently been working at a cancer center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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