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Health & wellness

Shutdown delays experimental treatment for Cape patient

A Cape Cod man’s last-chance treatment for cancer has been postponed by the government shutdown because new clinical trials cannot begin until they are registered on a federal website, which has been forced to stop processing applications.

Leo Finn said he had his bone scan canceled at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston Wednesday, and the 48-year-old father of three is now unlikely to receive an experimental drug for his metastatic bile duct cancer next month as he had expected.

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