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Surveillance may be appropriate for some precancerous lesions – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on February 28th, 2018.

For some types of cervical lesions, women under 30 may be better served by regular monitoring than by immediate treatment, according to a UK study. Published today in The BMJ, the study examined data from 36 separate studies of women who had been diagnosed with grade 2 cervical lesions (CIN2). While CIN2 can progress to […]

More evidence ‘Unfortunate Experiment’ led to cancer – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on February 8th, 2018.

Some women who were unknowingly included in the ‘Unfortunate Experiment’ at Auckland’s National Women’s Hospital went on to develop cervical cancer after being diagnosed with microinvasive cancer but not given treatment. A study led by University of Otago researchers, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, found that of the 82 […]

NZ Herald: No accounting for mistakes

Peter Griffin posted in on July 19th, 2010.

Chris Barton writes in the New Zealand Herald about Auckland University’s refusal to require Linda Bryder, author of A History of the ‘Unfortunate Experiment’ at National Women’s Hospital, to correct the factual errors contained in the book. The book claims (among other things) that the ‘unfortunate experiment’ never took place, and that Dame Syliva Cartwright’s […]

NZ Herald: Whistleblower calls it a day

Peter Griffin posted in on June 3rd, 2010.

Martin Johnston writes in the New Zealand Herald about Professor Ron Jones, the whistleblower whose 1984 article eventually led to the Cartwright Inquiry. Professor Jones has been an active campaigner against the view that the Cartwright Inquiry’s findings were incorrect, and his influence has been important in New Zealand’s adoption of cervical screening. An excerpt: […]

The “Unfortunate Experiment” – recent media coverage

Peter Griffin posted in on September 21st, 2009.

A feature from the Weekend Herald by senior feature writer Chris Barton about the fallout in academic circles following the publication of Professor Linda Bryder’s book A History of the ‘Unfortunate Experiment’ at National Women’s Hospital. Read the feature in full here. Recent Herald columns on the subject: Nigel Wilson: Hidden scandal of rheumatic fever […]

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