Newfoundland launches judicial inquiry

Quinn, Mark
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/3/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 1, p24
Academic Journal
The article reports on a judicial inquiry of Newfoundland and Labrador province to determine the reasons concerning faulty test results on breast cancer screening, and on a class-action suit of the patients concerned in the issue. According to reports, both the inquiry and the law suit starts from an estrogen-receptor testing fiasco within the province after it was learned that over 40% of the breast cancer samples taken from patients had been erroneously identified as hormone-receptor negative.


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