Nurse banned over dodgy cancer treatment
Nola Fraser, who came to public attention a decade ago as one of a group of whistleblower nurses at public hospitals in Sydney’s southwest, was found guilty of professional misconduct in April for treating three cancer patients under the supervision of Chittoor Krishnan between 2008 and 2010.
The supposed cancer treatments involved intravenous doses of vitamin C or insulin potentiation therapy (IPT), which combines insulin with low doses of conventional chemotherapy drugs.
The nurse and sometime beauty therapist met Mr Krishnan via the internet when her brother sought an IPT practitioner in Sydney to treat his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Ms Fraser maintained she did not know the former Melbourne GP was not a registered doctor.
But the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal found she was either recklessly indifferent as to whether he was registered or at some point she knew he was not.
At least once, it found, she