Major cancer institute sued by its own researchers over ‘tapering’ funding | Science


Paul Mischel (right) is one of six researchers suing the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research for tapering down its funding.

University of California, San Diego

By Michael PriceFeb. 7, 2020 , 7:10 PM
Alleging that a leading cancer funder is slashing their support in an “unethical and reckless” way, six prominent cancer researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have filed a lawsuit to compel it to continue its current level of support. The suit, filed quietly in November 2019 and amended last week, contends that the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) is gradually drawing down its funding for cancer prevention and treatment research to the six plaintiffs, in order to close its…



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