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When cancer treatments fail, patients can turn to clinical trials as a last hope for a cure or remission. However, many insurance companies do not cover either the clinical trials or the routine care costs that can accompany them. US Senator Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill which he hopes will expand access to clinical trials.

New Bill for Cancer Patients

May 5, 2008

At Ohio State alone, there are more than 200 clinical trials for cancer patients. At least 20-percent of patients who attempt to enroll in those programs face problems with their insurance companies.

Tuesday, Governor Ted Strickland will sign into law a bill that will prevent insurance companies in Ohio from stopping coverage for patients enrolled in clinical trials.

Monday, Senator Sherrod Brown was at the James Cancer Center. He spoke about a bi-partisan bill he is sponsoring the in the Senate that would do the same thing on the Federal level.

National panel on cancer visits Columbus

Sep 27, 2004

A national panel on Cancer treatments and prevention stopped in Columbus to gather testimony from physicians and pharmaceutical researchers. The President's Cancer Panel is looking for more effective treatments of all kinds of cancer.