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Cheating death can cost US$200,000 as cancer tops pharma sales

High prices force doctors to question if the benefit is worth the cost while selecting the best treatment for individual patients

A new class of treatments known as immune therapies harness the body's own cells to fight tumours.


YEARS before becoming a top cancer specialist, Eric Winer used to save money on his own medical care by talking US pharmacists into giving him expired treatments for free.

Dr Winer, who has a bleeding disorder known as haemophilia, knew that the drugs would still work for a...

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