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Title False hope : bone marrow transplantation for breast cancer / Richard A. Rettig [and others]
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 355 pages) : illustrations
Contents Breast cancer patients and the emergence of a treatment -- Jumping the gun -- Court trials -- Litigation strategies -- Entrepreneurial oncology -- Government mandates -- Technology assessments -- Clinical trials -- Dénouement -- Values in conflict
Summary In the late 1980s, a promising new treatment for breast cancer emerged: high-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow transplantation or HDC/ABMT. By the 1990s, it had burst upon the oncology scene and disseminated rapidly before having been carefully evaluated. By the time published studies showed that the procedure was ineffective, more than 30,000 women had received the treatment, shortening their lives and adding to their suffering. This book tells of the rise and demise of HDC/ABMT for metastatic and early stage breast cancer, and fully explores the story's implications, which go wel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-341) and index
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Subject Autotransplantation -- Complications.
Autotransplantation -- United States -- History.
Bone marrow -- Transplantation -- Complications.
Bone marrow -- Transplantation -- United States -- History.
Breast -- Cancer -- Chemotherapy -- Complications.
Breast -- Cancer -- Chemotherapy -- United States -- History.
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols -- history.
Bone Marrow Transplantation -- history.
Breast Neoplasms -- history.
Breast Neoplasms -- therapy.
Combined Modality Therapy -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Transplantation, Autologous -- history.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Rettig, Richard A.
LC no. 2005037781
ISBN 0199748241 (electronic bk.)
9780199748242 (electronic bk.)