Published in Cancer Weekly, May 12th, 1997
The survey found 36 medicines in testing for cancer, the leading disease killer of children; nine for AIDS, the leading cause of death in children ages two to five years in some urban areas; 15 for asthma, which accounts for 159,000 hospitalizations of children each year; and five for cystic fibrosis, the number one genetic killer of children and young adults. Additionally, there are 22 vaccines in development - including some that could prevent deadly meningococcal viruses and the severe...
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