Cancer Study Questioned


A professor at Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine hopes patients don't overreact to the results coming from one study of chemotherapy. Dr. Julie Nangia questions the researchers’ conclusion that chemotherapy could actually spread the disease in breast cancer patients.

“I just really hope that you emphasize that,” Dr. Nangia says, “I don't want any patient to decline chemotherapy because of a study like this, because there is a large amount of data that shows that chemotherapy is very effective in preventing cancer recurrence.”

The doctor worries patients might be scared off, skip life-saving chemotherapy based on a study of laboratory mice. Breast cancer was also the only type of cancer studied.


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