UC Davis doctors who infected brain cancer patients with bowel bacteria resign
SACRAMENTO (AP) – Two California neurosurgeons who infected brain-cancer patients with bowel bacteria in an effort to save their lives have resigned their positions at the University of California, Davis, after officials concluded their actions violated the school's code of conduct. Dr. J. Paul Muizelaar and Dr. Rudolph J. Schrot told had the permission of the three patients to try the injections, but university officials concluded they failed to get the required prior approval from either the school or the federal Food and Drug Administration for such an experimental treatment that had not been tested on animals. The three patients, two middle-aged women and a man, each had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a highly malignant brain tumor.
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