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UPenn Sued By Researcher's Family In Brain Cancer Death

Law360, Philadelphia (December 4, 2013, 3:39 PM EST) -- The family of a University of Pennsylvania neuroscientist who died of brain cancer launched a lawsuit in Pennsylvania state court on Tuesday, alleging that the university and his supervisor failed to take measures to protect him from radiation used during his research.

They say that Jeffrey Ware — who died in 2011 as a result of the rare malignant brain cancer gliosarcoma — contracted the illness while working on radiation projects at the university’s Perelman School of Medicine.

They emphasized that Ware and his colleagues were...
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