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Fighting Spirit: The Story of Women in the Bristol Breast Cancer Survey

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:309
  1. Irene M Peat

    Ed Heather Goodare Scarlet Press, £8.99, pp 168 ISBN 1 85727 033 9

    In June 1986, women being treated for breast cancer who were also attending the Bristol Cancer Help Centre for complementary therapies agreed to participate in a research project. The five-year study to compare their quality of life and survival with that of a control group of women receiving orthodox treatment only was funded by cancer research charities.

    In September 1990, when interim results from the first two years were published, there was incredulity and alarm—it appeared that those attending …

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