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June 30, 2009

Botched Prostate Cancer Treatment at Philadelphia VA Medical Center

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Dr.Kao, a radiation oncologist, testified at a Senate field hearing at the hospital, that he “always acted in the best interest of the patients”. However, under questioning from Sen. Arlen Specter, Dr. Kao acknowledged that he never informed patients when he missed the prostate or delivered insufficient dose, which according to The Nuclear Regulatory Commission,  in 92 of 116 men treated in the hospital’s brachytherapy program. These prostate cancer patients “received incorrect doses of the radiation seeds, often because they landed in nearby organs or surrounding tissue rather than the prostate. Kao performed the majority of the procedures under a VA contract with the University of Pennsylvania, where he was on staff.”

Full Article:
<a href= “”>AP Prostate Cancer Treatment Philadelphia VA Hospital</a>

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