Day One debuts with $60M to change cancer care—starting with children

“There have been over 200 products approved by the FDA for adult cancers even in the last 20 years, but in the last 30, there have been less than 10 new drugs approved by the FDA specifically for children with cancer,” said Julie Grant, a general partner at Canaan Partners, who’s been working on a company to solve that problem: Day One Biopharmaceuticals.

It’s launching with a $60 million series A from Canaan, Access Biotechnology and Atlas Venture to develop new cancer treatments for children, but that could be used in adult patients, too.

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