Indian Studies on Cervical Cancer with Flaws

Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC)
  • San Francisco-based pathologist, Dr. Eric Suba, who pioneered a Pap smear programme in Vietnam in 1994, said that there were multiple flaws and flouting of ethical principles in these trials.
  • Dr. Suba said, of the 3,00,000 women who were recruited as volunteers for the studies, 1,40,000 were deprived of established screening methods.
  • He said adequate informed consent was not taken from those in the unscreened group and that at least 254 women in the “no screening” groups had died.