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July 28, 2009

14 Veterans Who Received Substandard Treatment Face Poor Prognosis

“Up to 14 people who got substandard care at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center now face a poor prognosis, a federal official said Thursday, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

“The treatment was clearly not effective in six veterans who received radioactive seed implants, based on the blood protein test that monitors signs of prostate cancer. An additional eight patients may also have suffered treatment failures; their PSA test levels have begun to rise – a worrisome sign, Michael Hagen, the VA’s national director of radiation oncology services, told members of the House VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations yesterday. Time will tell if more veterans face a recurrence of their cancers, Hagen said.””

Full Article: Federal Official Says Poor Prognosis Result From VA Center’s Substandard Treatment
Article Date: 27 Jul 2009 – 3:00 PDT

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