Tragedy of children dying from cancer because drug companies won’t include them in trials

Unite2cure has been busy campaigning in the UK this week.

Our message has come across loud and clear: across the word we need better access to newer and kinder drugs for kids with cancer.

We must also immediately ditch lower age ranges for adult trials so that more kids can get a change of better treatments.

6,000 children die of cancer each year in Europe. It is the biggest killer by disease in the under 25 age range. We must unite for change.

The UK media has got our message loud and clear. Firstly there was an hour long documentary on teenage cancer from the BBC’s flagship scientific programme Horizon. This was followed by articles in the national UK press – all highlighting the need for better drugs for these children.

Debbie Binner is one of the founding members of Unite2Cure

 

Here are links to the press coverage and the BBC Horizon full programme:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b8cdgq

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5884939/Tragedy-children-dying-cancer-drug-companies-wont-include-trials.html

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2018/06/26/horizon-teenagers-vs-cancer-users-guide-review-film-strove/