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False hope : bone marrow transplantation for breast cancer

Author: Richard A Rettig
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the late 1980s, a promising new treatment for breast cancer emerged: high-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow transplantation or HDC/ABMT. This book tells of the rise and demise of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
False hope.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)607691526
Online version:
False hope.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608587767
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Rettig
ISBN: 0195187768 9780195187762
OCLC Number: 62787324
Description: ix, 355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Richard A. Rettig [and others].
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