Friday, 20 September 2019

Children being denied new cancer drugs

Children being denied new cancer drugs Children with cancer are being denied new, highly precise drugs that are available to adults, doctors warn.

Medics at the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research said the rules were "too cautious".

Their study, in the European Journal of Cancer, found just 7% of suitable children were getting drugs that target genetic weak spots in their cancer.

The researchers said children may benefit from precision medicines even more than adults. BBC News

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