Sir, – As patients who were affected by the choice of NHS Tayside to disregard current clinical management guidelines surrounding chemotherapy doses, we feel that your recent coverage on the plight of the clinicians in question requires response.
Doctors in Tayside were physically threatened following the publication of a report into breast cancer services they repeatedly warned was "deeply flawed" and would cause public alarm.
A scrapped review of breast cancer services in Tayside called for urgent psychological support for staff left "distressed" following revelations patients were given lower than standard chemotherapy doses.
A leading cancer specialist behind a report that warned breast cancer patients in Tayside were put at increased risk of relapse said the findings were "flawed, probably".
The widow of popular north east Tory MSP Alex Johnstone, who died after battling cancer in 2016, is to have her head shaved to fund-raise research into the disease - as she herself fights the illness.
Families of breast cancer patients who died while receiving lower than standard chemotherapy doses at NHS Tayside have rubbished claims a treatment review was discussed with them in April.
A review into
the deaths of 14 patients who were offered lower than standard chemotherapy doses by NHS Tayside has found it is "unlikely" the treatment had an effect on their prognosis.
Cancer patients should be explicitly warned about the risks of variation in their care from generally accepted guidelines, according to an independent review into treatment at NHS Tayside.
Breast cancer patients in Tayside are facing a longer wait for answers after it emerged an overdue independent review into their care is still weeks away from being published.
An inspirational Tayside schoolgirl who has battled the odds in her fight against cancer has come up trumps in a sporting showcase.