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Parents who fled state sue doctors in cancer case

Parents who fled state sue doctors in cancer case

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Doctors and state officials who tried to get chemotherapy for a Utah boy diagnosed with cancer five years ago were trying to save his life.

That's according to their lawyers, who asked a federal judge yesterday to throw out a lawsuit.

Daren and Barbara Jensen are suing two doctors, the state's former child-welfare chief and other government officials for violating their parental and constitutional rights.

The Jensens say their boy, Parker, never had a rare form of cancer and is doing fine.

U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart in Salt Lake City didn't immediately rule on the defendants' request to quash the lawsuit.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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