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Hospital doctor arrested for €3,000 in bribes by pauper cancer patient

A chief surgeon at a big hospital in Athens was arrested on Friday, after a cancer patient filed a complaint to police that the doctor had extorted a total of 3,000 euros. The 50-year-old doctor is well-known in Athens and is working at the Ippokrateio Public Hospital. During a police …

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Greek Police investigates whether cancer patients received less medication by members of cancer drugs mafia

For the cancer drugs mafia life did not matter: two nurses in a big public hospital in Athens would give to patients a smaller dose of medication than needed and they would forward the rest of the quantity to the other members of the criminal cancer drugs gang. “Imagine three …

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Greek oncologist leads team that develops blood test detecting 8 types of cancer

Scientists have developed a noninvasive blood test that can detect signs of eight types of cancer long before any symptoms of the disease arise. The test, which can also help doctors determine where in a person’s body the cancer is located, is called CancerSEEK. Its genesis is described in a …

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Athens SOS: urgent appeal for cancer patient without insurance

A woman, 45, with cancer cannot afford to pay for chemotherapy drugs worth 4,450 euro. The Metropolitan Community Clinic in Elliniko, south Athens, made an urgent appeal seeking for donations. “The woman’s life is in danger, if she doesn’t start a course of chemotherapy drugs immediately,” said the MCC – …

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Finnish FinMin: Greece Causes Uncertainty …like Cancer

(Reuters) – Finnish finance minister Jutta Urpilainen on Sunday expressed her concern over Greece, the troubled euro state which has repeatedly failed to meet the fiscal targets set out by its international lenders. ‘Greece’s situation causes uncertainty, it is like cancer. As long as its own situation is uncertain, it …

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