Pittsburgh Univ. Scientist Accused Of Cancer Fraud

Law360, New York (September 4, 2009, 4:17 PM EDT) -- A biotechnology company that works on early cancer detection has sued a University of Pittsburgh scientist whose research it funded to the tune of $13 million for making fraudulent claims that he had discovered an early prostate cancer detector in humans.

Onconome Inc. accused Dr. Robert Getzenberg and the University of Pittsburgh of breach of contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty in a complaint filed Wednesday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

The company, formerly known as Tessera, is...
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