Parenting

Muscular Dystrophy Patient and Family Find Hope with 'Right to Try Act'

Fighting cancer for kids

Nancy Goodman, executive director of Kids versus Cancer, said that 900 drugs are dealing with cancer for adults but none are being tested in children. She also said that there are many innovations in cancer treatments will benefit both children and adults. Goodman’s son had a brain tumor and died at 10. She said that many pharmaceutical companies concentrate on adults when developing treatments. This leads to off label use of cancer treatments to treat children.

Since 2015, terminally ill people have had a right to try treatments and medications not approved. Several states have passed similar legislation in the past years, but now a federal bill has been passed.