Dentist in court to defend cancer treatment claims
THE Victorian Supreme Court has reserved judgement in a case involving a Melbourne clinic accused of making false and misleading claims regarding its cancer treatments.
The Hope Clinic, run by dentist Noel Rodney Campbell, has been accused of making such claims by Consumer Affairs Victoria.
The consumer affairs watchdog last year secured an injunction against the clinic, alleging claims on the clinic’s website – which stated its treatments could “kill” cancer and extend the life of patients with terminal cancer – were false and misleading.
The advertised treatments included photodynamic therapy, Holt radiowave therapy, and “Bio-Lyfe” stimulation of the immune system.
“We believe most of [the Hope Clinic’s] therapies are unscientific, not properly substantiated and extremely unlikely to benefit patients with cancer at any stage,” a statement by Consumer Affairs Victoria