2. Examples of Fraud in Clinical Research

2.2. Example 2: Jon Sudbø, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo

Jon Sudbø, a Norwegian investigator, fabricated results over a period of several years in the field of oncology. These results were then published in leading medical journals. The article that led to his downfall, was published in ‘The Lancet’, a top reputation journal. It was based on 900 patients that Sudbø had made up entirely. The editor of The Lancet described this as the biggest scientific fraud conducted by a single researcher ever.