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Treating cancer patients with oral medicine versus intravenous chemotherapy results in a 2/3 reduction in hospital time and a greater than 50% reduction in costly medication side effects.

Twelves, Chris. Oral Chemotherapy Saves Resources and Time. Reuters Medical News. 12-Jun-2001

Reference

Title
Oral Chemotherapy Saves Resources and Time
Publication
Reuters Medical News
Publication Date
12-Jun-2001
Authors
Twelves, Chris

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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