Health authority knew its cancer testing was inaccurate two years before publicly revealing it, inquiry is toldBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39546.410938.DB (Published 17 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:853
- David Spurgeon
A public inquiry is under way into serious errors in testing for breast cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador that resulted in 383 of 1013 patients missing out on treatment they should have had.
At the opening of the inquiry in March it was estimated that 108 patients who died had not received adequate treatment (www.cbc.ca/news/background/cancer/inquiry.html).
The commission of inquiry, headed by Honourable Justice Margaret Cameron, is looking into problems with oestrogen and progesterone hormone receptor …