The shutdown could prevent kids with cancer from getting treatment

October 2, 2013 6:15 AM

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The shutdown could prevent kids with cancer from getting treatment

As long as the government is shut down, the National Institutes of Health will turn away roughly 200 patients each week from its clinical research center, including children with cancer.

At the National Institutes of Health, nearly three-quarters of the staff was furloughed. One result: director Francis Collins said about 200 patients who otherwise would be admitted to the NIH Clinical Center into clinical trials each week will be turned away. This includes about 30 children, most o...

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