“We see kids who come back to the clinic after they’ve been at camp and that’s all they are talking about. They can’t wait to get back. It gives them a little oomph to deal with the difficult ordeal they’re dealing with,” said our Dr. Yoram Unguru, medical director of Horizon Day Camp

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Our Yoram Unguru writes, “Having cancer is hard enough without unnecessary and preventable impediments such as drug shortages, which represent a particularly vexing challenge. In the United States, shortages of drugs for cancer and other diseases over the past decade have become the new normal and the problem is getting worse.”

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A look at why some families dealing with serious illnesses are having to put treatment on hold over prescription drug shortages – with comments from our Yoram Unguru

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As a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, our Yoram Unguru, MD, has had his share of heart-wrenching conversations. “But one of the hardest is sitting down with a patient and family and telling them there’s a drug that’s part of the curative regimen, but it’s not available because there’s a shortage”

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In Short Supply

August 7, 2014

Our Yoram Unguru on shortages of lifesaving chemotherapy agents, many of which serve as the backbone of proven regimens needed to treat and cure countless children (and adults) with cancer

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Averting a Crisis

February 3, 2014

Experts issue ‘blueprint for action’ to combat shortages of life-saving drugs. Our Yoram Unguru provides background about drug shortages and how they have had a particularly worrisome impact on pediatric oncology

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