Feds Investigate Brain Cancer Patient Deaths in California

Three died after undergoing experimental treatments


A federal watchdog agency has initiated an investigation into the care of three UC Davis patients who died after undergoing experimental treatments for brain cancer.

The university confirmed this week that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has asked the state to "review the care" provided to the patients by two neurosurgeons, Dr. J. Paul Muizelaar and Dr. Rudolph J. Schrot.

Findings from the probe, being led by the California Department of Public Health, are expected in about a month, said Bonnie Hyatt, spokeswoman for UC Davis Health System.