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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


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 Breast -- Cancer -- Chemotherapy -- United States -- History
Bone marrow -- Transplantation -- United States -- History
Autotransplantation -- United States -- History
Breast -- Cancer -- Chemotherapy -- Complications
Bone marrow -- Transplantation -- Complications.
Autotransplantation -- Complications
Breast Neoplasms -- history
Breast Neoplasms -- therapy
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols -- history
Bone Marrow Transplantation -- history
Combined Modality Therapy -- history
History, 20th Century
Transplantation, Autologous -- history
Breast Neoplasms -- history -- United States
Breast Neoplasms -- therapy -- United States
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols -- history -- United States
Bone Marrow Transplantation -- history -- United States
Combined Modality Therapy -- history -- United States
History, 20th Century -- United States
Transplantation, Autologous -- history -- United States
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
Bone marrow -- Transplantation.
Bone marrow -- Transplantation -- Complications.
Breast -- Cancer -- Chemotherapy.
Breast -- Cancer -- Chemotherapy -- Complications.
United States
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Rettig, Richard A.
LC no. 2005037781
ISBN 9780199748242