Saturday, May 30, 2009

Quebec Considers Monitoring Breast Cancer Treatment Tests

Quebec Health Minister Yves Bolduc speaks to the media about the report
on Thursday, May 28, 2009. Photo from CTV.

From The CBC:

Quebec Health Minister Yves Bolduc has called an emergency meeting with officials this weekend to discuss a troubling study about breast cancer treatment in the province.

The study, conducted by the province's pathologists association and released this week, suggests as many as one out of five women with breast cancer may not be receiving the right treatment because of problems with hormone receptor tests, used to identify certain types of malignant tumours.

Bolduc plans to meet with epidemiologists to review the study's results and discuss whether hormone receptor testing should be more closely monitored in pathology laboratories.

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Update #1: Quebec knew of alarming breast cancer study for a month before its release -- CTV

Update #2: Quebec minister denies he was slow to react to cancer warning -- Montreal Gazette

My Comment: Government mandated health care ..... at its worse.

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