Source: CBC News
Death count mounts in breast cancer test fiasco
Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2008 | 5:30 PM NT
The number of deceased patients involved in a controversial series of breast cancer tests in Newfoundland and Labrador is significantly higher than previously thought, officials said Friday.
As well, more than three dozen patients were never told that their important lab tests had to be redone, even amid a widening public scandal over botched hormone receptor tests.
Results of a review announced Friday show that almost a third of the patients who were tested during an eight-year window, between 1997 and 2005, have already died, significantly more than had been reported less than a year ago.
…. MORE ….