Friday, February 9, 2018

Eight more cervical cancer deaths in the ‘Unfortunate Experiment’

From New Zealand Doctor: 

Researchers have published what may be the final report into the “Unfortunate Experiment” – a paper looking at the experience of 82 women with microinvasive cervical cancer, eight of whom died when their cancer was not treated.

To date, much of the work around the discredited research that was dubbed National Women's Hospital's “Unfortunate Experiment” has focused on the treatment of women with carcinoma in situ 2 and 3, CIN2 and 3, respectively.


The new report by researchers at Otago medical school and Auckland DHB, published this week in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2018;1-9), looks at the microinvasive cancer stage 1A, the stage following on from CIN.

Eight women died and 15 developed a more advanced stage of cancer of the cervix or vaginal vault in the trial that proceeded without official permission.

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