October 1, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

government shutdown clinical trials

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The shutdown of the US Federal Government has a wide scope of consequences, all negative. However, some repercussions are more serious than others. One very serious side effect of the shutdown is that upwards of 200 patients per week are being turned away from clinical trials administered and overseen by various federal agencies including the NIH and FDA. Many of these patients are battling potentially imminently fatal diseases including serious forms of cancer. One such patient is Michelle Langbehn (pictured above in Wash Post …Read More