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Cancer scandal ignites new debate

The controversy over the delay in offering promising new drug treatments that can prolong the lives of cancer patients has highlighted the tensions between the ethos of the Catholic Church and an increasingly secular society.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
8th October, 2005

The controversy over the delay in offering promising new drug treatments that can prolong the lives of cancer patients has highlighted the tensions between the ethos of the Catholic Church and an increasingly secular society.

St Vincent's Hospital and the Mater Hospital came under intense press scrutiny last week after The Sunday Business Post revealed exclusively that trials of promising new drugs had been delayed due to objections from ethics board members over the use...

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