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Cancer

09 October 2009

'Cancer cure' doc arrested

A California doctor has been arrested for allegedly defrauding patients by promising some of them she could cure their cancer through an herbal supplement.

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A California doctor has been arrested for allegedly defrauding patients across the country out of more than $1 million by promising some of them she could cure their cancer through an herbal supplement.

Dr Christine Daniel was indicted on fraud charges and faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted.

Federal prosecutors say Daniel used her position both as a doctor and a Pentecostal minister to entice people from across the nation to take her herbal product.

Authorities say she once touted her cancer cure and its success rate - at least 60% - on the cable Christian TV network, Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Authorities say that some of her patients, relying on her product, died later of complications of cancer. – (Sapa, October 2009)

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