August 31, 2016 by
New research has shown that chemotherapy drugs are killing up to 50 per cent of patients in some hospitals.
Based on the numbers of cancer patients who died within 30 days of starting chemotherapy researchers found indications that the medication was the cause of death, rather than the cancer.
The research was published in the Lancet Oncology
The Telegraph reports:
But in some hospitals the figure was far higher. In Milton Keynes the death rate for lung cancer treatment was 50.9 per cent, although it was based on a very small number of patients.