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A Cape Cod cancer patient’s clinical trial has been put on hold because of the government shutdown.
Leo Finn should have been getting a bone scan and signing paperwork for a clinical test Wednesday.
His liver cancer is no longer responding to conventional chemotherapy. Doctors at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute were ready to move to the new treatments.
Now, everything is on hold because Food and Drug Administration is shutdown. The agency has to sign off on the clinical trial.
Finn and his wife, Kimberly, say it’s “a matter of life and death” and the irresponsible actions of elected officials is “outrageous and unfair.”
“Where is the FDA? On the golf course? Do we have the track them down there?” Finn asked.
Finn was to have begun the new treatment next week.
“I am angry. This is my husband’s life,” Kimberly Finn said.
The couple has three children. Kim Finn said their children just want their dad to live.
Government shutdown begins: Congress fails to agree on spending bill
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A potential federal shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Senate dealt an emphatic defeat to a core of rebellious young conservatives today and approved legislation preventing government agencies from closing on Tuesday. For more, go to http://www.boston.com/business/news/2013/09/27/senate-set-budget-bill-but-fight-not-over/SGYJu9pYThyxPtiew22LbL/story.html