State won't release Salem child bone cancer study

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a reversal, the Oregon Health Authority now says it won't release the results of a statewide analysis of bone cancer cases.

The authority says releasing the study would violate federal privacy laws that prohibit the release of individually identifiable health information.

The Statesman Journal reports ( ) the authority had been prepared to release the analysis of osteosarcoma cases requested more than a month ago by state Rep. Vicki Berger of Salem.

She wanted the study of the state's cancer registry to provide context to a string of childhood osteosarcoma cases in West Salem.


Information from: Statesman Journal,

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