Federal judge rules in favor of Penn in cancer death of neuroscientist

The University of Pennsylvania was granted summary judgment in a federal case last week over the death of a neuroscience researcher whose family filed a lawsuit claiming he was enrolled in a clinical trial that exposed him to dangerous levels of radiation without his informed consent. The lawsuit, originally filed in 2013 in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, argued that 47-year-old Jeffrey H. Ware died of gliosarcoma in 2011 after developing the brain cancer during his research into the effects of radiation animals, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Ware’s research was intended to discover preventive measures against the development of cancer in astronauts. In the lawsuit, Ware’s estate claimed Penn did not provide lab employees with proper protective equipment and dosimeter badges to accurately track exposure to radiation.…


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