Leading Cancer Doctor Resigns Over Pharma Ties

NEW YORK (AP) -

A leading cancer doctor has resigned from New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center over his reported failure to disclose millions of dollars in payments from pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Jose Baselga resigned after a report he had not disclosed his financial ties to companies including the Swiss drugmaker Roche in dozens of articles he wrote for medical journals.

Baselga said in his resignation letter than he feared the matter would be a distraction from his role overseeing clinical care at Sloan Kettering. He said his failed disclosures were unintentional and should not reflect on the value of his research.