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New cancer therapy comes of age, cost a "toxic" side effect

Oct 01, 2014    

MADRID (Reuters) A raft of new cancer drugs promise better, longerlasting treatments with fewer adverse side effects but their high cost is a growing concern.Drugs that help the body's own immune cells fight tumours are expected to be used in multidrug cocktails, pushing the price of therapies costing more than $100,000 a year even higher.At the same time, other expensive medicines are being combined to produce impressive results fighting diseases including breast and skin cancer.Price just as much as safety and efficacy has proved a hot topic for nearly 20,000 oncology experts at the Euro...

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