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Diary

Alexander Masters’s diary: The idea that could unlock dozens of new cancer drugs

Plus: Being hypnotised into liking maths, and the wonder of my daughter’s third word

15 November 2014

9:00 AM

15 November 2014

9:00 AM

Two million pounds can buy you consideration for a place on a medical trial! Every year untold numbers of potential cancer therapies are abandoned. There is simply not enough money to test all the promising drugs and interventions. To my astonishment, I’ve had an idea about how to curb this appalling waste.

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Alexander Masters is the author of Stuart: A Life Backwards and Simon: The Genius in my Basement.

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