In cancer drug battle, both sides appeal to ethics

September 29, 2013 8:47 AM

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In cancer drug battle, both sides appeal to ethics

(CNN) -- Andrea Sloan is dying of ovarian cancer. Having exhausted all standard treatment options, her doctors say her best hope now is a new class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors.

The California pharmaceutical company BioMarin makes one version of these drugs called BMN 673. Earlier this year, the company presented very early data on this experimental drug at a large cancer conference. Initial results in women with breast and ovarian cancer were encouraging.

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