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December 15, 1998 | JEFF GOTTLIEB and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Fed up with public scrutiny over his hiring of a cancer researcher under federal investigation, the man who built UC Irvine's pathology department resigned Monday as its chairman but will remain a professor. "I'm a proud man with an impeccable reputation," a weary Yutaka Kikkawa said Monday night, sitting on the sofa of his Lemon Heights home. "But now I'm portrayed as an idiot" for hiring Dr. John C. Hiserodt five years ago. "Resigning is the price that an administrator has to pay."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1999 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The researcher in the middle of the UC Irvine cancer research scandal has resigned from his position at the pharmaceutical company he helped found and that funded much of his research. Dr. John C. Hiserodt also sold his stake of about 1.5% in Meyer Pharmaceuticals back to the company for a slight profit, said Michael O'Neill, president of the Irvine firm. Hiserodt had been on paid leave since December from his position as vice president of Meyer. He quit his UCI post a year ago.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1999 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The researcher in the middle of the UC Irvine cancer research scandal has resigned from his position at the pharmaceutical company he helped found and that funded much of his research. Dr. John C. Hiserodt also sold his stake of about 1.5% in Meyer Pharmaceuticals back to the company for a slight profit, said Michael O'Neill, president of the Irvine firm. Hiserodt had been on paid leave since December from his position as vice president of Meyer. He quit his UCI post a year ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1999 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The doctor at the center of a UC Irvine cancer research scandal is accused in a Pennsylvania lawsuit of taking portions of a dead man's brain without permission during a 1991 autopsy in Pittsburgh. Dr. John C. Hiserodt and his then-boss, former Allegheny County Coroner Joshua A. Perper, allegedly sent the brain tissue to the University of Pittsburgh for research purposes, according to the suit filed in 1996.
NEWS
December 11, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly released documents show that a cancer-stricken Florida girl was given experimental treatments in a UC Irvine program after intervention from higher officials, and that two cancer doctors conducted "clandestine" research to help her.
NEWS
December 10, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER and PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The man who hired John C. Hiserodt at UC Irvine--and still allows him to teach there as a volunteer--said he and a seven-person faculty committee knew the cancer researcher was under federal investigation for falsifying data at a previous job but voted unanimously to appoint him anyway. But Yutaka Kikkawa, chair of the department of pathology at UCI, said neither he nor the other professors on the committee, all employees of his department, told senior university officials of the federal probe.
NEWS
December 13, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UC Irvine medical committee found sloppy research practices and poor oversight at a Chao Cancer Center lab more than a year before a research project there was shut down for violating university and federal regulations on experimental treatments, UCI records show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confronted with a cloud over UC Irvine's cancer research programs, Chancellor Ralph J. Cicerone has ordered his senior staff to review the activities of a UCI scientist implicated in the use of unauthorized cancer treatments, officials said Friday. Cicerone's concerns include questions raised over the conduct of former UCI cancer specialist John C. Hiserodt and contained in a three-page report filed Dec. 8 by Dr. Yutaka Kikkawa, chair of pathology at UCI Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER and JEFF GOTTLIEB and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Senior UC Irvine officials acknowledged Friday that the university failed to act on extensive evidence of wrongdoing by a cancer research lab for three years, despite four internal investigations that found people associated with it had consistently violated federal and university regulations. UCI Chancellor Ralph J.
NEWS
December 9, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When doctors told Robert and Dana Turken that their daughter's brain tumor was untreatable and destined to be fatal, the Miami Beach couple refused to accept the dire prognosis. Instead, the Turkens searched the country for a treatment for young Jennifer, eventually winding up at UCI Medical Center in Orange. There, they enlisted the help of UC Irvine researcher Dr. John C. Hiserodt, who had developed a potent weapon, a cell culture, that wasn't federally approved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER and JEFF GOTTLIEB and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Senior UC Irvine officials acknowledged Friday that the university failed to act on extensive evidence of wrongdoing by a cancer research lab for three years, despite four internal investigations that found people associated with it had consistently violated federal and university regulations. UCI Chancellor Ralph J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1998 | JEFF GOTTLIEB and PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hoping to reassure financial supporters and others, the director of UCI's cancer center has sent out a brief letter that sidesteps most of the controversy surrounding the institution, focusing instead on a more obscure issue. Dr. Frank L. Meyskens Jr. said in the letter he released publicly Tuesday that guidelines for medical research won't hinder the availability of new treatments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1998 | JEFF GOTTLIEB and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Fed up with public scrutiny over his hiring of a cancer researcher under federal investigation, the man who built UC Irvine's pathology department resigned Monday as its chairman but will remain a professor. "I'm a proud man with an impeccable reputation," a weary Yutaka Kikkawa said Monday night, sitting on the sofa of his Lemon Heights home. "But now I'm portrayed as an idiot" for hiring Dr. John C. Hiserodt five years ago. "Resigning is the price that an administrator has to pay."
NEWS
December 13, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UC Irvine medical committee found sloppy research practices and poor oversight at a Chao Cancer Center lab more than a year before a research project there was shut down for violating university and federal regulations on experimental treatments, UCI records show.
NEWS
December 13, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yutaka Kikkawa will never forget the day in 1996 his star cancer researcher and protege, John C. Hiserodt, came up with a mix of cells in a test tube he thought could save the life of a small girl dying of a brain tumor. "I still remember him showing me, saying, 'See what happens? It works!'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confronted with a cloud over UC Irvine's cancer research programs, Chancellor Ralph J. Cicerone has ordered his senior staff to review the activities of a UCI scientist implicated in the use of unauthorized cancer treatments, officials said Friday. Cicerone's concerns include questions raised over the conduct of former UCI cancer specialist John C. Hiserodt and contained in a three-page report filed Dec. 8 by Dr. Yutaka Kikkawa, chair of pathology at UCI Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1999 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The doctor at the center of a UC Irvine cancer research scandal is accused in a Pennsylvania lawsuit of taking portions of a dead man's brain without permission during a 1991 autopsy in Pittsburgh. Dr. John C. Hiserodt and his then-boss, former Allegheny County Coroner Joshua A. Perper, allegedly sent the brain tissue to the University of Pittsburgh for research purposes, according to the suit filed in 1996.
NEWS
December 13, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yutaka Kikkawa will never forget the day in 1996 his star cancer researcher and protege, John C. Hiserodt, came up with a mix of cells in a test tube he thought could save the life of a small girl dying of a brain tumor. "I still remember him showing me, saying, 'See what happens? It works!'
NEWS
December 11, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly released documents show that a cancer-stricken Florida girl was given experimental treatments in a UC Irvine program after intervention from higher officials, and that two cancer doctors conducted "clandestine" research to help her.
NEWS
December 10, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER and PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The man who hired John C. Hiserodt at UC Irvine--and still allows him to teach there as a volunteer--said he and a seven-person faculty committee knew the cancer researcher was under federal investigation for falsifying data at a previous job but voted unanimously to appoint him anyway. But Yutaka Kikkawa, chair of the department of pathology at UCI, said neither he nor the other professors on the committee, all employees of his department, told senior university officials of the federal probe.
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