Owen Smith, consultant paediatric haematologist at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and professor of haematology at Trinity College Dublin is a man on a mission. He is keen for people to understand the remarkable success story of treating children with cancer – much of which, he says, is due to their participation in international chemotherapy drugs trials. But he is equally keen to point out that those aged between 16 and 23 are much less likely to take part in clinical trials and their chances of being cured of their cancer is halved.

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