Consultant oncologist Professor John Crown is suing his own hospital, St Vincent's in Dublin, for defamation over a row that led to patients being denied potentially life-saving drugs for cancer.
Clinical trials of two new breakthrough breast cancer drugs were suspended for about six months in 20022003 after a major dispute between Crown and the management of the hospital.
The dispute occurred after Crown blew the whistle when he discovered that the hospital had overcharged cancer...
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