NSW Health under pressure as more patients caught up in chemotherapy under dosing scandal

A raft of previously unidentified patients underdosed by oncologist Dr John Grygiel face uncertainty as investigators say there is no way of knowing whether the treatment affected their chance of survival. The final report into the oncologist’s off-protocol chemotherapy dosing at outreach clinics in western NSW has identified 28 bowel cancer patients who were given flat doses of carboplatin, or reduced doses of the oral chemo drug capecitabine. The findings bring the total number of affected patients to more than 130, including over 100 head and neck cancer patients at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. The report released on Tuesday also criticised…
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