Shutdown Hurts Kids With Cancer


cancerYou can’t do much worse than this, Washington.

Every week the government is shut down, 10 children with cancer will be barred from starting clinical trials due to the National Institutes of Health’s furloughing nearly 75 percent of staff.

An estimated 200 patients will be delayed each week of the congressional impasse, around 10 of whom are children with cancer, because there will be no new patients enrolled in trials or new trials beginning during the shutdown. Read more at ABC.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Actually, Harry just said, when asked if he’ll agree to the House’s new bill to fund NIH in the name of keeping clinical trials for kids with cancer up and running, “Why would we want to do that?”