Two UC-Davis Neurosurgeons Resign Following Experimental Brain Cancer Treatment
Two UC-Davis neurosurgeons who infected brain cancer patients with bowel bacteria to test an experimental treatment have resigned from their positions. While the doctors -- Paul Muizelaar and Rudolph Schrot -- had patients' permission, they did not obtain approval from either the school or FDA, UC-Davis said. Two patients died within a couple weeks of the procedure, while a third lived for more than a year.
- "Rogue Docs Prove Costly To UC-Davis" (Shinkman, Payers & Providers, 8/22).
- UC Davis Surgeons Resign After Bacteria-in-Brain Dispute" (Lundstrom, Sacramento Bee, 8/25).
- "CA Doctors Who Tried Experimental Treatment Resign" (AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 8/25).