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Max Nisen

Consider This a Warning on Cancer-Drug Combos

The hype over these treatments has dramatically outpaced delivery.

Lots of promise, but watch out for the pitfalls. 

Lots of promise, but watch out for the pitfalls. 

Photographer: AstraSeneca

The pharmaceutical industry believes that the lucrative future of cancer treatment lies in combining immune-boosting medicines with other drugs to boost their effectiveness. But that future is still a ways off, and the present is pretty ugly.

It’s something to keep in mind as one of the year’s biggest cancer conferences gets underway in Chicago.