Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fighting cancer, part two

Here's the next story in that impressive New York Times piece on a drug trial aimed at fighting cancer.


Anonymous said...

I don't know why I'm not surprised that these billion dollar drug companies don't want to do some that borders on altruistic -- but I am.

I wanted this story to be like one of those Lifetime movies where the companies all of a sudden get a heart and Dr. Flaherty is able to get them to work together to create the combinations.

At the end of the day, they'll still make a ton of money.

Anonymous said...

In 2002 my cousin died of metestatic melanoma, and she participated in a trial that extended her life for about 6 months.

It was exactly as they described it. She went from being on death's door when she began the trial to being amazingly healthy in less than a month, and six months later we said "the cancer got pissed". It was a terrible end, but the extra time was a blessing.

Reading that article was hard, because it was so familiar. Cried all over again, just like it was fresh.