12 FEB – CBS News – Five years ago, Duke University announced that it had an advanced, experimental treatment that would match chemotherapy to a patient’s own genetic makeup – a declaration hailed as the holy grail of cancer care.
The scientist behind the discovery was Dr. Anil Potti, who soon became the face of the future of cancer treatment at Duke, offering patients a better chance even with advanced disease. However, when other scientists set out to verify the results, they found many problems and errors.
What 60 Minutes hailed as “one of the biggest medical research frauds ever” is just the tip of the iceberg – especially when men like Philippe Padieu could spend the rest of his life in prison. Despite previous claims, the CBS report tends to further expose the myth of phylogenetic fingerprinting.