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The Tokyo District Court sentenced a 65-year-old man to a two-year prison term Thursday for administering lymphocyte to cancer patients without having a doctor’s license — a violation of the Medical Practitioners Law and Pharmaceutical Affairs Law.

In handing down the decision, Judge Kaoru Kanayama said Hironari Suzuki, president of CBS Research Institute, damaged public trust in the medical practice and took advantage of patients’ hopes for recovery.

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